New York governor Andrew Cuomo is not happy about the ‘Fredo’ incident involving his brother, the CNN host.
He recently made his rage known during some remarks.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports:
Cuomo: ‘Don’t you dare’ liken his family to ‘The Godfather’ or ‘Sopranos’
Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a strong rebuke Monday to movies and shows that portray Italians as mobsters after his younger brother and CNN anchor got into a heated argument last week with a man who called him “Fredo” from “The Godfather.”
The governor’s comments were his first since the incident involving Chris Cuomo after his brother threatened to fight the guy who provoked him with the “Fredo” comment and recorded it, turning it into a viral moment.
The Cuomos and their late father, Mario, the three-term governor, have often taken offense to Italian stereotypes.
“At this time in American society, where you have Jewish people being shot in a synagogue, and you have Latinos being shot in El Paso, there has to be more sensitivity to these stereotypes and discrimination,” Andrew Cuomo said on WAMC, a public-radio station in Albany.
“It fuels the hate. Italian Americans are not Mafia. They are not Mafia. Don’t you dare liken my family to the family you saw in ‘The Godfather’ or ‘The Sopranos.'”
Meanwhile, some people are wondering when Chris Cuomo will apologize for comparing the name Fredo to the N-word.
Paris Dennard on CNN Fredo Flap: ‘Yet to Hear an Apology to the Black Community’
Neither CNN nor Chris Cuomo have offered “an apology to the black community” for repeated use of the mocking label “Fredo,” despite both describing the term as an “ethnic slur” and an equivalent to “the n-word,” noted Paris Dennard, former CNN contributor, on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Dennard examined CNN’s pretense as a non-partisan and politically objective news media outlet, highlighting CNN’s plethora of Never Trump personalities marketed as “Republicans.”
“It seems as if they masquerade as someone who wants to have Republicans on, right?” asked Dennard of CNN’s political veneer. “They say, ‘Let’s put on some Trump supporters,’ but the moment the Trump-supporting person on the network gets popular or gets really good, they find a reason to bench them or to take them off, but they’ll keep the Republican on that might be a Never Trumper or someone who is against the administration on into perpetuity.”
It’ll be fascinating to see how Chris Cuomo addresses this when he returns from vacation.