Anderson Cooper rejects Dyngus Day invitation
blog by S.J. Velasquez • February 07, 2013 @ 2:44pm
Anderson Cooper has declined an invitation to serve as Buffalo’s Pussy Willow Prince, a title bestowed upon one lucky individual who leads the Dyngus Day parade in Buffalo’s Polonia District.
Anderson, who giggled his way through a segment about Buffalo’s Dyngus Day celebrations, was invited travel to Buffalo to serve as Polonia royalty for the regionally recognized holiday.
According to an official statement from Dyngus Day organizers, Cooper won’t be able to attend Dyngus Day festivities this year due to a “scheduling conflict.” He’s scheduled to tape an episode of “60 Minutes.”
“Even though his staff claimed Dyngus Day was on his calendar since last April and viewers to CNN’s AC360 in December voted the Dyngus ‘laughing incident’ as the Top Ridiculist story of 2012, it appears that Mr. Cooper is too busy to accept our gracious offer to crowned the first ever Pussy Willow Prince,” Dyngus Day Buffalo’s Eddy Dobosiewicz explained in a statement.