A stupid troll totally got under CNN Chris Cuomo’s skin by calling him what Cuomo said was the Italian version of the N-word:
A man in NY yesterday approached CNN's Chris Cuomo and called him "Fredo"
Cuomo: "You're going to have a problem"
Man: "What are you going to do about it?"
Cuomo: "I'll fuckin ruin your shit. I'll fucking throw you down these stairs"
Credit: "THAT'S THE POINT with Brandon" pic.twitter.com/4iWwzaSQpF
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 13, 2019
The so-called ‘N-word’ was ‘Fredo’, referring to the ‘weak’ brother in the GodFather movies.
While many on social media consider it a YUGE reach to suggest that ‘Fredo’ is the N-word for Italians, it was clearly meant as an insult. And I can’t blame Cuomo for standing up to the guy, who sounded like a douchebag every time he kept saying “I thought it was your name”. Clearly he’s lying to save face.
So as much as I’d normally like to, I’m not going to hammer Cuomo too hard. It definitely wasn’t his best moment, but he kept it to just words which is far better than the alternative.
Fredo is not the N*Word. I feel like this doesn’t have to be explained.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 13, 2019
UPDATE: CNN stands with Cuomo:
“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.” https://t.co/xPucH8EnGL
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) August 13, 2019