Anderson Cooper Has The Internet Giggling After An Unfortunate Slip Up While Saying ‘Twitter’


With all the ongoing election drama, it can’t be an easy time for our news anchors. Between the long hours and the constant back-and-forth of the actual news, they’ve got to be exhausted!

So exhausted, perhaps, that they accidentally call Twitter after a part of a woman’s anatomy and set the internet into a fit of giggles.

That’s what happened to Anderson Cooper, anyway, as he called Twitter “Clitter” while live on air on CNN Wednesday afternoon.

The slip of the tongue came during a discussion of the President’s allegations of election fraud during his attempts to prematurely claim victory in the election.

“You heard the President overnight basically declaring victory, claiming that fraud was being committed and making false statements on Clitter, uh, excuse me, on Twitter…”

As the cameras cut to a close-up just after Cooper’s slip-up, you can see the faintest hint of a smile as he realizes the error.

Cooper famously had a moment of uncontrollable giggling while live on air in 2012 during his CNN show Anderson Cooper 360. While reporting on the ridiculously named Polish-American holiday Dyngus Day, Cooper had such a difficult time not laughing he momentarily walked away from the anchor desk to compose himself.

The walk-off was to no avail–as soon as he returned, he dissolved into a fit of schoolgirl-style giggling. It was a rare moment of SNL-style breaking for the usually unflappable anchor, video clips of which went wildly viral at the time.

Unfortunately for us, but thankfully for Cooper, no giggle fit ensued this time–not on air anyway.

But on Twitter, people had lots of fun with this slip of the tongue (no pun intended?).

And for many, the giggles Cooper provided were just what the doctored ordered in this very stressful time.

Take heart–even Anderson Cooper is struggling in these wild times. You’re not alone!

John Sundholm

Written by John Sundholm

John Sundholm is a writer, video producer and performer originally from Michigan, and is one of those people who says he "lived in London for a while" even though it was only six weeks for study abroad. He made Ellen DeGeneres laugh once so you should probably follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Medium, where he does a lot of yelling under the name @JohntheCraptist.