Andy Cohen apologizes for poking fun at Ryan Seacrest on New Year's Eve: 'I was overserved'
Andy Cohen, who co-hosted CNN's New Year's Eve special with Anderson Cooper, poked fun at Ryan Seacrest, who was anchoring ABC's 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' that night. He was having a good time on New Year's Eve, sipping tequila shots, but he now has some regrets. According to a recording uploaded on Twitter, Cohen stated, "If you look behind me, you'll see Ryan Seacrest's group of losers performing, I'm sorry, but if you're watching ABC, you're watching nothing." Cohen blamed his remark on his inebriated state at the moment, according to his SiriusXM show 'Radio Andy'.
Cohen added, "the only thing that I regret saying, the only thing is that I slammed the ABC broadcast. And I really like Ryan Seacrest, and he's a great guy and I really regret saying that, and I was just stupid and drunk and feeling it." Cohen went on to say that he hopes Seacrest has a chance to hear his initial remark without the current media frenzy. "The headlines about Ryan Seacrest are all like, 'I trashed Ryan Seacrest,' and I really, I hope he hears the clip," Cohen stated.
The rock band Journey, former New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were all targeted by Cohen's inebriated comments. Journey's performance on 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve', according to Cohen, was not an accurate portrayal of the band because Steve Perry was not present. "We just got doused with confetti from the fake Journey appearing on ABC, If it's not Steve Perry, it doesn't count, It's not Journey. It's propaganda, it's propaganda. It's not Journey, it's not Journey. No, that was not Journey. Steve Perry is Journey,” he remarked.
Cohen also badmouthed former New York City mayor Bill De Blasio. In the now-viral video, Cohen says, "Watching Mayor De Blasio do his victory lap dance after four years of the crappiest term as the mayor of New York, … Sayonara sucka." Cohen acknowledged his intoxicated ranting on Twitter on New Year's Day. He wrote, "good morning! Um, I was a bit overserved last night."
🌧 good morning! 🌧. Um, I was a bit overserved last night…. 🥴— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 1, 2022