BREAKING: Chris Cuomo Finally Responds To His 'Fredo' Meltdown
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CNN host Chris Cuomo has been at the center of discussion after after a video of him surfaced where he was yelling at a man who called him "Fredo."
"Fredo" seemed to be a reference to Fredo Corleone in the movie "The Godfather." Fredo is a weak, dopey brother so the name is obviously an insult. CNN along with Cuomo noted that calling Cuomo "Fredo" is like calling a black person the "N" word.
On Tuesday, Cuomo broke his silence about the incident and surprisingly took accountability for his actions and words.
"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," he tweeted.
Cuomo's tweet comes in response to an incident over the weekend where he threatened to throw a man down the stairs after he was called "Fredo."
"No, punk-ass b----es from the right call me 'Fredo.' My name is Chris Cuomo. I'm an anchor on CNN," Cuomo angrily responded. "'Fredo' was from 'The Godfather.' He was a weak brother and they use that as an Italian slur- are any of you Italian?... It's a f---ing insult to your people. It's an insult to your f--kin' people. It's like the n-word for us. Is that a cool f---ing thing?"
The man then fanned the flames even more. "You’re a much more reasonable guy in person than you seem to be on television."
Cuomo fired back, "If you want to play, we'll f---ing play."
"If you've got something to say about what I do on television, then say it, but you don't have to call me a f---in' insult," Cuomo said.
"Hey man, listen, I don't want any problems," the man responded.
"Well, you're gonna have a big f---in' problem," Cuomo responded.
Instead of cooling down, Cuomo's rage continued to escalate as he threatened to throw the man "down these stairs."
"I don't want to have a problem with you, man," the man once again said.
"You're gonna have a f---in' problem," Cuomo stated.
"What, what you gonna do about it?" the man questioned.
"I'll f---ing ruin your s---," the CNN anchor replied. "I'll f---in throw you down these stairs like a f---in' punk."
"Please do," the man taunted back.
"So you can f---in' sue?" Cuomo asked. "Then take a swing at me... You wanna call me 'Fredo,' take a f---in' swing... I'm f---in' right here. I'll f---in' wreck your s---."
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