REPORT: Chris Cuomo Getting Hit On All Sides For Insisting ‘Fredo’ Is Ethnic Slur
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Chris Cuomo’s explosive recorded reaction to being called “Fredo” by a photograph seeker had the CNN anchor trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.
A video posted on the YouTube channel “THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon” showed Cuomo getting increasingly upset and even threatening violence during a verbal altercation with a man who called him “Fredo.”
The article goes on to state the following:
However, while plenty of F-bombs were being tossed about by the angry CNN anchor, the phrase that seemed to get the most attention on Twitter was his equating of labeling an Italian “Fredo” to calling an African-American person the “n-word.”
The explosive incident has set Twitter ablaze. Below is a sampling:
Today I learned that “Fredo” is “like the N-word” for people of Italian descent, according to Chris Cuomo, who also once said that “fake news” is “the equivalent of the N-word for journalists.” https://t.co/oNNemzUAwU
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) August 13, 2019
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019
“The View” host Meghan McCain noted the irony – it would be different if a woman had reacted the way Cuomo did. She tweeted, “However you feel about Chris Cuomo’s behavior today, there’s not one woman in ALL of media who could be filmed in public on an obscenity filled tirade and be supported by their network and public the way he is right now. Men get to be tough and swear, women are “unhinged”…”
However you feel about Chris Cuomo’s behavior today, there’s not one woman in ALL of media who could be filmed in public on an obscenity filled tirade and be supported by their network and public the way he is right now. Men get to be tough and swear, women are “unhinged”…
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 13, 2019
I don’t believe I have to say this but: Fredo is NOT an anti-Italian slur. It means a stupid guy who doesn’t know he’s stupid. Frequently used on non-Italians like Don Jr.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) August 13, 2019
Gonna pace around my apt the rest of the night thinking about how someone can claim Fredo is “like the n-word” for Italians….very normal shit. Almost too normal.
— jordan (@JordanUhl) August 13, 2019
Former NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch reminded everyone of the time Donald Trump Jr. was called “Fredo” on Cuomo’s CNN show… and Cuomo said nothing about it.
Wait — is “Fredo” an “ethnic slur” as CNN says or not? https://t.co/lhyOLHbIYa
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 13, 2019
Another Twitter user mentioned several times the term has been used on CNN:
Devin Nunes was referred to as “Fredo” on CNN in March. CNN’s David Gregory compared @DonaldJTrumpJr to “Fredo” in February. And in January, CNN’s Ana Navarro referred to @DonaldJTrumpJr as “Fredo”…to Cuomo on his own show. https://t.co/jXCUfFkYvs
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 13, 2019
CNN host Chris Cuomo has little to no chill when someone calls him “Fredo”. pic.twitter.com/w8pYFfq1Q9
— Matt Bevan 🎙 (@MatthewBevan) August 13, 2019
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity defended Cuomo:
I say good for @ChrisCuomo
He’s out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family.
Imho Chris Cuomo has zero to apologize for. He deserves the apology. https://t.co/VnyMNgz14U
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 13, 2019
President Trump broke with Hannity, blasting Cuomo’s behavior:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
The real unfairness of the “Fredo” tag is that nobody ever calls anyone the “Sonny” of the family but Sonny was pretty much a disaster in his own right.
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) August 13, 2019
Trump Jr. noted that YouTube has now removed the video from their platform:
Unbelievable: @Youtube has taken down the viral video showing @chriscuomo threatening to assault a heckler and then grotesquely comparing “Fredo” to the N word. Youtube/Google literally covering up his racism and violent threats. You can’t make this stuff up. #StopTheBias https://t.co/A14f5CLSpN
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019
Chris Cuomo Getting Hit On All Sides For Insisting ‘Fredo’ Is An Ethnic Slur https://t.co/Bm4cb79Yvr
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 13, 2019
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