CNN’s Chris Cumo was recently approached by a man who called him “Fredo” in reference to the “dumb” brother in the Godfather series.
Cuomo did not take it well. In fact, he kind of lost it.
The Daily Caller reported:
‘I’ll F**ing Ruin Your S**t’ — Chris Cuomo Absolutely Loses It When Trump Supporter Calls Him ‘Fredo’
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo lost his temper and threatened a man who called him “Fredo” with physical violence during a verbal altercation posted to Youtube on Monday.
The video, posted on the Youtube channel “THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon,” shows Cuomo getting increasingly angry with a photograph seeker who insisted he thought the CNN anchor’s name was “Fredo.”…
The video picks up with the man saying “I thought that’s who you were” after Cuomo apparently took issue being called the name from the outset.
“No, punk ass bitches from the right call me Fredo,” Cuomo said. “I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo was on ‘The Godfather.’ He was the weak brother, and they use it as an Italian aspersion. Any of you Italian? It’s a fucking insult to your people. It’s an insult to your fucking people. It’s like the n-word for us. So, is that a cool fucking thing?”
Watch the video:
WATCH: CNN’s @ChrisCuomo threatens Trump Supporter:
“I’ll throw you down the stairs like a f***-ing punk!” pic.twitter.com/Fdm2vkMK9Q
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) August 13, 2019
If Chris Cuomo really thinks calling someone “Fredo” is such a horrific insult, why didn’t he say anything when the slur was used on his own show?
Does CNN’s head of PR still think “Fredo” is an ethnic slur after watching this? Because if it’s the N word for Italians like @ChrisCuomo says, I don’t understand why Chris seems so at ease with someone saying it here. An excuse just as fake as his news. #FredoCuomo https://t.co/8G8yuY80CK pic.twitter.com/1gwVyDVCob
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019
In fact, the slur has been used on CNN repeatedly:
CNN: Fredo Is An Ethnic Slur
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) August 13, 2019
Here’s the craziest part. Cuomo actually once used that term to describe himself:
— New York Post (@nypost) August 13, 2019
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 13, 2019
Cuomo has since apologized. Sort of…
Appreciate all the support but – truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me. This happens all the time these days. Often in front of my family. But there is a lesson: no need to add to the ugliness; I should be better than what I oppose.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 13, 2019
Maybe he needs to cool it for a while.