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Anderson Cooper: Vaginas ‘really aren’t my wheelhouse’

CNN’s Anderson Cooper couldn’t control the giggles during Tuesday night’s segment of “Ridiculist.” The “AC360” host spent time telling the tale of an American exchange student who got stuck in a sculpture of a vagina. Needless to say, Cooper could barely keep a straight face as he made fun of the student and mocked himself.

CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper attends the CNN Worldwide All-Star 2014 Winter TCA Party at Langham Hotel on January 10, 2014 in Pasadena, California.
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The openly gay news anchor couldn’t help but giggle as soon as he started talking about the student who had to get rescued by 22 firefighters after he got stuck in the giant statue of a vagina in Germany. Although it was art, Cooper had to take a moment to explain that he was not making fun of women or vaginas. He opened the segment saying, “Before you start blowing up my Twitter feed, know that I am not making fun of women or female anatomy in any way. I am making fun of a guy who got stuck in a sculpture.”

Cooper certainly wasn’t the only one making fun of the guy, but it was classic watching the CNN anchor express his discomfort while offering some humorous advice on a subject he admitted he was no expect on. With a big smirk he went on to say, “I’m certainly no expert on the topic of vaginas. They really aren’t my wheelhouse, so to speak. But I know enough to know that you are not supposed to go in feet first.”

He went on to explain that the incident was part of a dare that went way wrong and created many jokes in the local German paper. Anderson Cooper himself couldn’t even refrain from pushing out a joke or two. He ended up poking more fun at himself than the exchange student as the subject of vaginas proved to be tougher to get through than some of the hardest news he has had to cover, but the “Ridiculist” is intended to be lighthearted and spark some giggles. Cooper certainly accomplished that on Tuesday night.