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Watch! Kathy Griffin Defends New Year's Eve's Anderson Cooper Crotch-Kissing Attempt

Kathy Griffin's latest New Year's Eve stunt has once again landed in her hot water with TV watchdogs, but it doesn't look like she cares too much.

Asked by David Letterman about it on The Late Show Wednesday night, the comedian said she has no regrets about trying to kiss coanchor Anderson Cooper's nether region during their CNN telecast in Times Square.

"If you think this is the part where I'm going to apologize…you are sorely mistaken," she said. "I tried, ladies and gays, I tried. For you." 

Kathy Griffin tries to kiss Anderson Cooper's crotch during NYE live coverage

Saying he "didn't have a dog in this fight," Dave rolled the clip again then asked her if the roles reversed and "a man on television did that to you," what would she think.

To which Kathy quipped: "If it was Anderson Cooper, myself and every other gay guy and woman, I'd unzip so fast. Boom. Hands down."

In any case, her attempt at smooching her cohost's privates didn't go over so well with the Parents Television Council, which slammed her for it.

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"For the past few years, CNN has placed its New Year's Eve broadcast in the hands of a narcissistic Kathy Griffin, who has shown increasing contempt for the audience through her obscene and unhinged behavior," the group said in a statement. "The onus is now on CNN. Either the network has a policy that allows its on-air talent to fondle a co-anchor's genitals, or it has a policy that forbids such conduct. We ask CNN's new CEO Jeff Zucker which one it is."

A rep for CNN could not be reached for comment.

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