CNN Says Fredo Is An ‘Ethnic Slur’, Then Videos Emerge Of CNN Anchors Using It
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CNN host Chris Cuomo set Twitter on fire 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. A CNN producer later noted that calling Cuomo "Fredo" is like calling a black person the "N" word.
"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---."
CNN's allegation that calling Cuomo "Fredo" is like calling a black person the "N" word is quite appalling considering "Fredo" has been used on his show before.
During his prime time show, never-Trumper Ana Navarro went on an unhinged rant, calling Donald Trump Jr. "Fredo." Cuomo seemed to not have a problem with the comment however he is now comparing it with the "N" word.
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
Trump Jr. made sure to add, ""Hey @ChrisCuomo, take it from me, 'Fredo' isn't the N-word for Italians, it just means you're the dumb brother."
President Trump made sure to join in.
He later added, "Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!"
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