CNN's anchorman Chris Cuomo was filmed screaming profanities at a Trump supporter who called him "Fredo" during a bar dispute on Sunday. Cuomo became unhinged when the man approached him and called him "Fredo Cuomo".

"I'll f-cking ruin your shit. I'll f-cking throw you down these stairs like a f-cking punk," Cuomo raged.

According to Cuomo, being called "Fredo" is a fighting word - not much worse than being called the N-word.

"They use it as an Italian aspersion. Any of you Italian? It's an insult to your f-cking people. It's like the N-word for us."

The encounter was caught on video that went viral on social media Monday evening. The viral video caught the attention of President Trump, who mocked Cuomo on Twitter.

"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!"

CNN released a statement saying the news network stands by Cuomo. But critics called Cuomo a hypocrite for allowing someone to say "Fredo" on his show on CNN.

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Fredo, right, is a fictional character in The Godfather, played by actor John Cazale. Fredo is the older brother of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), and the black sheep of the family who got no respect. That's why Italians don't want to be associated with the movie character.

Ironically, Al Pacino's real name is Alfredo Pacino.
 

Photo by Getty Images

  • KLove

    I didnt know Fredo was a perjorative term. I always thought they were more offended by Guido

  • abby500

    I like Chris. Next

  • $109268316

    Wasn't that LOR?

    Chris responded to someone calling him stupid by acting stupid. CNN!

  • $109268316

    Nice new site Sandra!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Alextra Ballard

    ????

  • Jai

    I disagree that it's like the N word, only because I consider the hundreds of years of slavery, oppression, hatred and mistreatment that it represents when spoken. But I'm sure the guy did mean it to be an insult or slur! Other than Chris comparison to N word I'm okay with his rant. Some people say slick things and then want to act shocked when people pick up on it and pretend they didnt know it wasnt ok.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Folks are allowed tew go off rails every once in a while......however Trump does it all the time

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun!

  • Starburst

    Me too.

  • Karen Brady

    Goes to show where my head is at.. I immediately wondered why he was talking about Fredro Starr! Chris is my boy all day but please don't compare anything to the 'N' word.

  • Renee26

    Fugg Dump and all his supporters coming into this post... Got my block finger ready for y'all today ?

  • Karen Brady

    And Spaghetti Wop.

  • Calikush

    Ooooh Sandra...... this new format is soooo luxurious! I love it! https://media0.giphy.com/media/3oFzmacB7Pb8Nb36ko/giphy.gif

  • Dowoop

    They gonna be out like flies on shit in this post.

  • Alextra Ballard

    They always lurking around the Rose Garden?? ?waitin on shidt

  • Bree

    I thought he was talking about Q from Moesha! I was wondering what did he have to do with this foolishness!!

  • Bree

    That makes two of us!!!

  • EMILY POST

    WOW... Who would of known calling an Italian the brother from Godfather would cause that much Uproar.... LMAOOOO.
    At first I was like I knew the Dude from Onyx was unpopular but dayum to make him a racial epithet is a little harsh.
    I forgot he was the CNN anchor....

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. But, he is straight acting like a character from the Godfather or the Sopranos. Lol. This is hilarious. Whew these white people are so aggressive and loud and violent. *clutches pearls*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I like it too, but a lot of people are complaining.

  • Phil Mccrackenzme

    The equivalent would be calling someone sambo or uncle tom.

  • Blaque Mahogany
  • AveIvy

    Okay!!!! I was like, "shit, am I in the right place". It's very nice but Imma need to see the sandrarose logo to know I'm truly on the right site. Sandy, blink two times and let us know you good.

  • AveIvy

    Of course, human nature is always resistant to change. I like the new look.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I'm good, and thanks for the compliment. ?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    When I saw "Fredo" I knew immediately what it meant. I love The Godfather and Fredo was a whole hoe.

  • Carrington

    It's growing on me. I didn't have a problem with it from the beginning, just needed to get used to it because I'm old and change is difficult. I still refuse to read my books on a tablet. I want to flip pages. LOL

  • Carrington

    Of course we disagree, but he said it's, for them, what the n-word is for us. He didn't say that it's on the same playing field, but causes them the same type of response.

  • Starburst

    Unfortunately, this is the world we live in where words can be interpreted now as being racist, discriminatory or sexist even if it's not the intent. Being that Chris is Italian, he has felt the discrimination through his ancestors. His father, former (Mario Cuomo) governor of New York wanted at one time to run for POTUS, but he was told his name was too ethnic sounding and that America wasn't ready for an Italian American President. Sicilians, considered an ethnic group did not fall into the White race category. In fact, years ago in Louisiana a Sicilian was lynched because the Irish thought a Sicilian had killed the Irish Police Chief. Sicilians were depicted as being uneducated, dirty and worked menial jobs. In the South, when Blacks became free from slavery Sicilians took over those jobs in the fields. What's even more stunning is the fact that Irish people were discriminated against in America as well. Signs that were displayed in windows read "NINA" meant "No Irish Need Apply". In other words, other White groups would not hired Irish people because of the same discriminatory acts and views they displayed to the Sicilians drunks, uneducated, dirty,etc. Racism is an ugly, powerful disease that can easily spread if not stopped in its tracks.

  • Carrington

    Listen... I've always loved Chris (except when he lets Kellyanne Conway destroy him on his own show)... but this $hit was GOLDEN. I love him even more now that I know he's ready for the get down when it's time to get down.

    A pissed off Italian is as close as white folk will ever get to a Puerto Rican or a black person.

    Go in, Chrissy. Go in. LOL

  • iWasteTime

    He called him Fredo specifically?
    That supporter knew what he was going.
    Those are fighting words. He should have tore his ass up.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOO.. Sis I swear! I got it from Carlito's Way I think.

  • CookieMobster

    Chris look like he may can throw them hands. He used to be my man but now I don't like all him democratic bullsh!t. Have y'all ever seen that Good Morning America clip where he said J-Hud was so good looking in some red dress she had, back when she was big. He said ain't NOTHING wrong with a fine juicy woman in a tight red dress (or something like that). I said to myself, "self, he may just wanna be down!!"

  • Calikush

    Right, I feel u! And I definitely feel u refusing to read on a tablet. I like to read a book the old school way as well! ??

  • Jai

    A pop culture reference meant to be a slur versus a historically derogatory word know by the masses around the world fo be offensive. He shouldn't have mentioned it sorry. It's not like the N word at all. N word is centered around hundreds of years of slaughter, hatred and inhuman treatment, this term is centered around calling an Italian person out is coined by a movie character. Not the same field, league or sport, worlds apart. I don't think he was wrong to get upset just wish people knew better than to do comparisons.

  • Just Me

    Well, I got more respect for Chris now. He act like he “bout” that life. He don’t even sound like a white man.???????Okay, Chris, I see you acting all tough and stuff!???

  • Starburst

    I think Chris Cuomo is hot. And yes, it's true Italians love Black women. Diahann Carroll once married to Vic Damone, Donna Summer married to Sudano, DeBlasio (New York) mayor married to a Black woman and the list goes on.

  • Russiancreme

    That guy who called him fredo is a punk b*tch just like Chris said. He's a typical middle school mean girl, say some dumb shit and then turn on the fake innocence.

  • Starburst

    Especially when he said punk a$$ b****. I laughed so much.

  • the guest

    It’s one of the most denigrating things you can call an Italian. It has so many ill connotations.

    The name/word is an innocuous Mafia inference and stereotype and inferring one has emasculating characteristics and behaviors of the character Fredo such as weakness, spineless, incapable, disloyal, failure, whining, backstabbing, unattractive, undesirable, gullible, begging, pleading, crying, frailty, and desperate.

    Calling any man Fredo is vile, for an Italian it’s an abomination.

  • Just Me

    IKR, Hilarious!

  • Calikush

    I know.......but I don’t know why people are complaining tho, everything gets an upgrade at some point! ?????Lol https://media0.giphy.com/media/sxk2LE960k1l6/giphy.gif

  • the guest

    Even as a baby Fredo was weak remember Oh poor Fredo he’s sick again. He was such a pathetic man. Michael, I’m smart, I can do things. Lol

  • Kimocha

    Wow!

  • Starburst

    Thank you!

  • ola57

    Why will this idiot called Chris names.. He knew it was Chris, but I guess he learned or hear our President calling people names.Apple don't fall far the tree. President supported. I wish Chris could have threw his Ass down the stars or wax his Ass on the floor.he is a fool. Next time pouch the Krapt out if him.

  • Nophace

    I've always liked Chris, this just doubled down on that!!! Dude knew exactly what he was doing and tried to play it off when Cuomo was about to "wreck his sh!t" Hahahahahaha

  • Bushbabe

    Gino and Gina are derogatory terms

  • Applebootay

    I fvcks with Cuomo, I've been watching him on 2020 for years then they fired him over some BS. He is fine as wine and I would've loved to see him tossed that POS down the stairs....Glad he put him in his place and super glad CNN is standing by him.

  • Facts and Receipts

    "No. No. No You did NOT think my name was fukkin FREDO. Youse a liar."

    Get em together Chris

  • Applebootay

    I liked that part....he was like..I'll wreck your shit....Like explain ...LOL

  • Carrington

    Right. The Irish were actually indentured servants, basically, slaves who were still treated like people - who knew that there was an end to their situation once they paid off their debts.

  • Applebootay

    Which is why he was about to throw him down the stairs!!!

  • Applebootay

    Chris is BIG AND TALL AND MUSCULAR..athletic he's like 6'4...200+...he would've wrecked the guy

  • Applebootay

    Girl....I've been loving on that man for 15-20 years...he use to do 2020..he so fine!

  • Carrington

    It's still a term used to describe Italians and, for what it's worth, WE don't get to tell someone how offended they get to be about being lumped into a category and referred to as a "thing" as opposed to a person whether that thing is a slave reference or a pop culture reference. This is an apples to oranges debate. YOU'VE decided that he's comparing the two but, in watching this video, HE said, "it's like the n-word - for US." not for black folk, not for Mexicans... for ITALIANS and we simply don't own the patent on hurt or emotion.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Me neither!

  • Lucy

    So , someone calls you out out of your name and you are just supposed to walk away? No, you stand up for your self and dont back down.

  • Lucy

    If you are not Italian then you have no say in this.

  • Lucy

    I watch Cuomo everyday. He is democrat but he is fair. He calls out BS when he see it. Liberal or Conservative.

  • MrsSpice1

    Trumpette kno how to respond to the bs lmao!! Im not surprised why him and kanye get along soooo very well. Cant run this country for ???!! Money power and the racist elite got him in the white house??! He just a regular bias over the top white man with riches smart but also dumb as a brick!

  • KarmaBackAround

    Why does trump whissspy haired ass always have to tweet something ???..jus shut up! Yo ass is nuts, if anybody!

  • Applebootay

    LOLOLOLO!!!!!!!!!!!! Chris was with the shits!

  • Applebootay

    Somebody call me a Ni@@er and imma Chris Cuomo their azz too! FOH

  • Carrington

    I think it's rich that we think we own the patent on pain and certain words can evoke so much emotion in us - depending upon whether it's set to music or used as a term of endearment.

    PERSONALLY, I don't think ANY black person who uses the n-word should use fake outrage when they hear a white person use it. I think it's the worst word ever and, for that reason, I have NEVER used it. Ever ever in my life - and never will.

    This is why I think my anger and frustration at hearing a white person use it is valid but, if you don't have that same vigor when your favorite rapper puts it to music - sit down. If you don't feel some kinda way when someone black uses it in every day conversation and uses the stupid a$$ed justification that it's "different" when we use it - sit down.

    When I see black folk referring to each other in that way it hurts my spirit and, oftentimes, worse than it does for a racist to use it because I expect a racist to use it... I expect better of black folk.

    This isn't directed at YOU specifically, but the conversation as a whole.

  • GiGi

    Chris like,"Don't get it twisted". My man?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol Yep and then he was like I'm not dumb, not like everyone says. I was like Fredo you are stupid!!

  • Shenanigans1

    My lord. May he still keep his job.

  • Guest©

    I'm half Italian and I never even heard of "fredo". I've heard of guinea, Guido, dago but never fredo. Guess I learned something new?

  • Yardgirl
  • Pamela

    Godfather 2: one if the greatest movies of all time.

  • Facts and Receipts

    Exactly where it came from

  • Facts and Receipts

    Ive heard it but this shit made me cackle. Bc said out loud it sound crazy as hell I do admit.

  • GiGi

    I do too. Love when he go to Kelly Ann ass

  • smartchickfl

    Yes.

  • smartchickfl

    Chris is a lil bit crazy. He's sexy tho?.

  • GiGi

    Lmao

  • $109268316

    Like Trump does. Yeah!

  • KarmaBackAround

    I guess it was shade he was throwin at donald jr?

  • r r

    Who cares! Chris wasn't about no disrespect. He said what he said and I'm sure he'll say it again.

  • r r

    And that's why the guy was a coward. The guy should have owned up to his so-called intentions if he was so bad instead of being a p b like Chris said.

  • Bushbabe

    Bingo!! It only matters when it happens to wacko leftists and liberals. Double standard. They are so fickle... make up your mind and stop changing the goal post.

  • Bushbabe

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    "[D]addy kept Fredo back home...Who cares what [he] says. I don't want to talk about that entitled little brat."

  • chris

    He defended his race from slurs. Wish more of us would do that.

  • Simone

    Nothing is like the n-word but the n-word. It carries a certain pain and history. Please stop piggybacking off of our Black history. Mick and Guinea were always racial slurs for Italians. Now, it's Fredo??? Non-Italians have been called Fredo in a joking manner. It's about one's weak character and the dumbest, disloyal, traitorous, irrelevant, disrespected, weak-link in a family, group or organization based on the Brother who "goes fishing" in the Godfather II. It's about his piss poor character, not his Italian ethnicity. Chris Cuomo is over-sensitive because he's known as the dumbest Cuomo in the political Cuomo Family.

  • chris

    I feel the exact same way

  • r r

    I get what you are saying and I agree groups don't get to tell other groups how they should feel when accosted in a certain manner. However in my opinion, I agree wholeheartedly with Jai simply because the N word was the last word countless of our ancestors heard before they were strung up on a tree or whipped to death. It simply is no comparison in my mind. The hatred and contempt attached when used by a white person in no way compares to OUR cultural usage of the word.

  • xxxgracious

    Lavar Ball was on his show calling him "Cromo" ??? I died the whole episode. Even Cuomo had to laugh.

  • Starburst

    The N-word is a derogatory word and that is why I wish Black and Spanish people would stop using the word. To those who say it's a term of endearment newsflash it is not and never will be. Time has passed, but you cannot change history.

  • Starburst

    True the Irish were indentured slaves, but nonetheless they were still slaves owned by slave masters regardless if they had to pay for their freedom.

  • Banka

    Soooo, should we fly off the handle if someone calls us POOKIE... I'm asking for a friend..!!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I totally agree

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Shut the fukkc up Trump! You ain't got sh!t to do with this ?

  • Banka

    Lol, Chris is a little off the hinges, right.!

  • Karen Brady

    I love that movie... Sean Penn said it right?

  • Karen Brady

    Let's get after it Chris!

  • Russiancreme

    We actually dont know why the guy did it because he was too scared to own up to it. He didnt think Chris was gna pop off like that. So, punk b*tch indeed. Cant expose hypocrisy when you scary.

  • Starburst

    Oh boy! Trump is gonna have a field day with that.

  • Reenaface

    Not to mention how mainstream the N word has become over the decades. People are still making money off that word, feeding their families, sending their kids to college, etc...

  • Reenaface

    Me too. Wasn't there an uproar over the use of the term Guido when the cast of The Jersey shore was using it as an term of endearment and the older Italian generation people weren't having it.?????

  • Bushbabe

    Selective outrage is a sign of mental illness. When Anna Navarro called DT Jr. " Freddo " on Chris Cuomo's show he had issues with it . But when the tables are turned and he himself is called this it turns into a racial slur? How does that work?

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    .@ananavarro slams Don Jr. for likening border wall to zoo fence: He's an "entitled, rich, spoiled little brat whose only call to fame is being his daddy's son."
    "[D]addy kept Fredo back home...Who cares what [he] says. I don't want to talk about that entitled little brat."

  • TheOwley

    Like you said, Selective Outrage.

  • Bushbabe

    Only mental midgets feed into this type of bullshit from white liberals.

  • Jai

    So then since hes an Italian person he has no say if its comparable to N word because hes not black

  • TheOwley

    Fredo is not an anti-Italian epithet. The N word is an anti-black epithet, used to debase and denigrate an entire race of people. The Fredo word was never existed to denigrate Italians. "Fredo" means a stupid dumb idiotic incompetent bumbling fool brother as portrayed in The Godfather. Every family has a Fredo in their midst screwing things up.

    That he equated Fredo to the N word shows you just how out of touch these liberals are who profess to be woke on racism but are the biggest racist around.

    It's like Biden said in Iowa that ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Smart as ‘White Kids.’ These men are out of touch with reality and have no business being in position of power, particularly Cuomo on CNN. It's because of his ilk that people no longer watch CNN.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Hmmm if his offended by it then he has every right to be .?????

  • Guess Who

    LMMFAO...he is acting JUST like a stereotypical "guido".

  • Jai

    Understand this isn't about owning patent to pain. When people debate this they are saying the history is entirely different and the N word has alot more history and has had alot more weight than a pop culture reference turned slur. Just as I would say if he compared it to any word to any culture similar to weight of N word.

  • TheOwley

    Because too many have a vested interst (so they think) in joining the media and soul less democrats in engaging in this narrative. They think democrats is their friend.

  • the guest

    Love the comment.

  • brooks hill

    being called FREDO is a insult, but to compare it to the N word is a stretch. chris need to check his temper a little bit. Fredo was a older brother that was a pussy and weak and sold out his brother. no body wants to be a Fredo.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    And Goodfellas.

  • the guest

    I agree with this. People think they're slick calling people out their name. Thinking because they didn't lay hands, all is ok. Some people are old school and have zero tolerance for name calling, especially of a race or cultural nature.

  • chris

    Almost 10 years ago? Maybe someone checked him..

  • Carrington

    The fact remains that WE are insulted by EVERY f*cking thing - we’re even insulted by someone else being insulted. It’s RIDICULOUS.

    We think we have patent on words, phrases, emotion and, how someone gets to describe THEIR pain, their insult and even control over that which offends someone else. Meanwhile, we get to say whatever TF we want.

    Black folk need to stop having an issue with EVERYTHING and get mad about $hit that actually MATTERS and has an affect on black folk. An Italian man can’t tell a white dude, who was insulting his ethnic background, “Hey, MF! That’s OUR n-word!” To illustrate how effed up that word is to an Italian.

    He didn’t say the word is comparable to the n-word, he said, “As an Italian, the worst thing you can call me is Fredo and, so that you understand where I’m coming from, it evokes the same kind of fury that you’ll get for calling a black person the n-word!”

    We REALLY need to pull up and stop trying to insert ourselves into $hit that doesn’t involve us because we want something to be mad at.

    “Kike, spick, fredo, chink” NONE of it is COMPARABLE to the n-word in terms of who suffered the most, why this is even a competition is beyond me, but if anyone who is referred to in that way feels like, “to call ME that is the equivalent of calling a black person the n-word”... why are we joining that fight to say, “it does NOT make you feel how I feel!” And, “you don’t get to use that reference to describe how you hurt!”?

  • Kim’s Original Face

    I love the new layout auntie!

    All I kno is pacino looking good up there ?

  • Scromes1212

    Trump funny as hell lol how he gonna say my man shouldn't be allowed to have a weapon smh lol

  • Lucy

    He knows that the n-word is an obscene word so. yes he does.

  • Jai

    Again, it's not about competition. It's not about an award for most suffrage. I nor anyone said they were insulted. It's about common decency to understand two totally different extremes. FYI saying "It's like using the N word" is a comparison statement. You nor him or anyone in this world needs to prove a point by dragging another culture with a longstanding history of mistreatment, abuse and persecution derogatory terms into it. Its possible to make a valid point without it. That's my stance, that should be anyone stance. Regardless if it's term for blacks, Jews, gypsies, native Americans etc. There is alot of history within certain words history long tied to pain and torment.

  • Lucy

    I'm confused. When Anna Navarro called DT Jr. " Freddo " on Chris Cuomo's show he had issues with it. If he had issues with Anna calling him Freddo then I dont see the hypocrisy.

  • TamG

    EXACTLY. Well said!

  • TamG

    EXACTLY. Well said!

  • Lucy

    First of all its a lie.....www.factcheck.org

    Full Story

    A claim circulating on social media misrepresents an award given to President Donald Trump in 1986. He was not honored for his “work within the black community.”

    Instead, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor was given to Trump, who was a
    real estate developer at the time, for his contributions to the city of
    New York through his development projects, said Otto Coca, spokesman
    for the Ellis Island Honors Society. That’s the group that gives the
    award.

    The year Trump was honored was the first year the award was given,
    Coca said, and Trump was one of 86 people to receive a medal. Between 90
    and 100 people are honored each year, Coca told us.

    And even it it were true are we suppose to ...so let just forget that he called Mexicans rapist and murders. Forget that he called African Nation sh%thole countries. Forget that he said Pres. Obama wasn't born here. Forget that he took out a full page ad calling for the CP5 to be executed.Forget that he refused to rent to minorities. Forget that he has children locked in in cages. Forget what he said about the NFL players....the list is limitless. All this while marrying an immigrant and expediting her parents Green Card status while neither of them are working, meaning they are not contributing to society...ANYTHING he does that's positive has a evil motive behind it.

  • Lucy

    First of all its a lie.....www.factcheck.org

    Full Story

    A claim circulating on social media misrepresents an award given to President Donald Trump in 1986. He was not honored for his “work within the black community.”

    Instead, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor was given to Trump, who was a
    real estate developer at the time, for his contributions to the city of
    New York through his development projects, said Otto Coca, spokesman
    for the Ellis Island Honors Society. That’s the group that gives the
    award.

    The year Trump was honored was the first year the award was given,
    Coca said, and Trump was one of 86 people to receive a medal. Between 90
    and 100 people are honored each year, Coca told us.

    And even it it were true are we suppose to ...so let just forget that he called Mexicans rapist and murders. Forget that he called African Nation sh%thole countries. Forget that he said Pres. Obama wasn't born here. Forget that he took out a full page ad calling for the CP5 to be executed.Forget that he refused to rent to minorities. Forget that he has children locked in in cages. Forget what he said about the NFL players....the list is limitless. All this while marrying an immigrant and expediting her parents Green Card status while neither of them are working, meaning they are not contributing to society...ANYTHING he does that's positive has a evil motive behind it.

  • Lucy

    That was taken totally out of context...do better.

  • Lucy

    That was taken totally out of context...do better.

  • TheOwley

    TLDR

  • TheOwley

    TLDR

  • Lucy

    Now you are stereotyping . How are the dems hypocrites?

  • Lucy

    Now you are stereotyping . How are the dems hypocrites?

  • Lucy

    If you read more then maybe you could get your facts straight.

  • Lucy

    If you read more then maybe you could get your facts straight.

  • TheOwley

    No I just didn't read YOURS. Learn to edit.

  • TheOwley

    No I just didn't read YOURS. Learn to edit.

  • mzwhang90210

    ???

  • Applebootay

    If a white person calls me pookie....yes, I;m bucking....but that's me

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you! ?

  • Overpower Radio

    He's not talking to one of us and arguing that its the same thing. If he were, then I'd be put off by it. He's addressing it as a sign of disrespect, like a Black person being called an 'n word', or a man being called a punk bitch is taken as a sign of disrespect, so he called him on one - a punk bitch.

    He's not equating Fredo's character to the murder, bondage, rape, abuse, and such that are the conditions of the enslavement of African American/Black people. He thought a non Italian white dude called him Fredo, because he is Italian. What he thought is the concept of using it as a term to denigrate Italians, and STILL IT IS NO MATCH to the imbalance of power our people have suffered on this land exposed to the popularity of being labeled the "n word" as a form of mockery. Nothing we know is as bad, not even the Jewish holocaust.

    We have to discern people's expressions for the sake of understanding. He meant no disrespect to us. Let's leave it at that. His ignorance isn't an an insult. At least he knows Black people shouldn't be called an "n word" by anyone.

  • Carrington

    Where did he say that he doesn't understand the difference? What he said was that for an Italian, referring to me as a "guido or a Fredo" is as offensive to me as referring to a black person as the n-word is to a black person.

    And, just because it's tied to pain doesn't mean that we own a PATENT on it. What kills me about this conversation and your position that "it's just LIKE the n-word" (which is not what he said, he said, in context, it's just like USING the n-word) and calling it a comparison statement when that's not what he said is an intellectually dishonest statement. He used it as an EXAMPLE and not a comparison.

    For reasons that I don't understand, for white women, the term "c*nt" is the worst thing you can call them... for many black women, calling them a "b*tch" are fighting words.

    If a black woman said to a white woman, "Calling me a b*tch is like calling you a c*nt!" that doesn't mean calling her a b*tch is more painful... that means she gets just AS insulted. Those are different things. But, we keep saying we don't have a patent on words and pain and meanings and offense... yet we keep saying, "it's common decency" which suggests they don't own the right to even speak it in context.

    I'm just totally amazed that, for a people who is ALWAYS talking about how society is so concerned with political correctness and how sensitive people are - we keep coming through the backdoor being sensitive and wanting people to bend to what we deem politically correct.

    Again - have this much vigor the next time you actually hear a black person SAY it. Have as much offense when you hear it in the next song. Don't be a hypocrite and get mad when some white dude says, "to illustrate the seriousness of that word to my community... it's like how serious it is when you call a black person the n-word."

    Not the same power, not the same pain associated with it, no contest to determine who had it worse - the fredo's or the n words - but the comparison is only rooted in the fact that that's the worst word you can call an Italian just like N is the worst word you can call a black man.

  • TiffaniZ

    Didn't realize how "buff" he is. Those suits he wears be hiding how fine he really is. Not really into Italians..but I Love me some Chris Cuomo???

  • TheOwley

    Being called a Fredo is insulting to him but he better not equate that to being called a N**ger which has a deeper moral significance as far as I see it. Other minorities need to stop using similar analogies because other minorities DID NOT GO through what black folks did once upon a time in America, so stop it. There is no moral equivalency, None. He don't get a pass. Also Fredo denigrates stupid ass brothers like Fredo. Considering his brother is no where as intelligent as Michael Corleone, this ass is no Fredo.

  • Madashelle

    Wassup. Mick was used for the Irish. WOP (With Out Papers) for the Italians. Grew up with every nationality in Brooklyn, NY. There were Italian neighborhoods (Black folks couldn't venture in those neighborhoods back then.) There were Irish neighborhoods. Jewish neighborhoods. Caribbean neighborhoods. Blacks and Puerto Ricans for the most part shared many neighborhoods although you had neighborhoods that may have been all Puerto Rican. To this day, I do not feel the Italians after me and some friends were chased by some WOPS after coming from the movies. It was an Irish dude that helped us get away.

  • Simone

    It was fake outrage on his part. He called himself Fredo in a radio interview. I guess he forgot:
    https://nypost.com/2019/08/13/chris-cuomo-once-referred-to-himself-as-fredo-in-radio-interview/

  • Simone

    Cuomo referred to himself as Fredo in an interview. It was fake outrage on his part, as usual.
    https://nypost.com/2019/08/13/chris-cuomo-once-referred-to-himself-as-fredo-in-radio-interview/

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  • Simone

    As a kid, I remember the ugly fights and slurs towards Black people by Italians in A Bronx Tale. My Sister told me that's how it really was. I later saw documentaries showing she was right. Yes, Mick (and Paddy) was the ethnic slur for Irishmen. I've heard WOP for Italians, but didn't know it stood for Without Papers. I love learning new things. Thank you.

  • chris

    So when black people who use the n word regularly get mad about whites using it that's fake outrage as well right?

  • Madashelle

    Oh yeah girl. Your sister knows. Those Italians were the negras of White folks. They actually didn't become accepted into the White community until much later on. But to make themselves feel good about themselves, they knew that there was somebody lower than them and you could count on them to always call the Black man ni66er.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Chris said if you with it, I’m with it ?

  • chris

    1989 tho?

  • The Art

    Chris is G’d up huh! ? But, I agree that Fredo is in no way comparable to the negative connotations associated with the word nigger.

  • Bushbabe

    He had no issues with her calling him freddo that was the point. It's not rocket science it's clear cut selective outrage and hypocrisy.

  • Honeylove123

    Damn Chris! ? I didn’t know u rolled like that! I’m kinda turned on! ????lmao!

  • che’lint

    I feel bad for the actor who played Fredo. Can he ever just live his life and not be the face of a punk, ass. LOL

  • Lucy

    Facts are facts no matter where they come from....it never happened.

  • Lucy

    Maybe you should then you would know this story is false.

  • Lucy

    Black people call themselves the n word all the time , but let another person use it is in a disrespectful manner and it's a different story

  • Lucy

    And Republicans dont? I'm not here to chang your mind, just trying get people to read and understand the facts. People lie. Facts dont. I have voted both Republican and Democrat. Both have problems but the Republicans are out of control.

  • Evillene

    He died a long time ago.

  • Starburst

    It's hypocrisy too.

  • che’lint

    Awe thats sad. he is still the face of a sad character.

  • 100milesperhour

    lol

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Guest©

    I'm half Italian. Until today, I never heard of fredo (maybe I'm too young). Chris is doing a little too much. The n word was used for hundreds of years to demean blacks whereas this fredo term is from the Godfather movie that came out in 1972. As a black and Italian person, I call this B.S. Now Guido, guinea and dago are real insults to Italians.

  • WhooCares

    Def sexy!

  • the guest

    No.

    Fredo is the most pathetic man in the history of mankind.

  • the guest

    His outrage isn’t fake. Every ethnic group has epithets that its ok for them to say about themselves or say to each other but the epithets are an absolute no no for others to say to them.

    Italians were not considered white when they came to America. They assimilated into whiteness over time but still are considered an other white or ethnic white.

    For a white bread person to call an ethic Italian “Fredo” it’s a racist microaggression and not to be confused with an ethic Italian using the word in self-authorized self-reference in their agency as the ethnic party with a history of ethnic oppression in America.

  • Hazel

    Love Chris. His stock just doubled for me lol.

  • Logan Roberts

    Chris kick ass and take names. Lol.

  • J2PC

    Sandra: Did you see the news article & vid of Chris circulating today showing that in a 2010 interview he called himself Fredo jokingly?

    The hypocrisy & contradiction of it all. So much for him trying to put a liberal spin on it trying say it's a slur on par with the N-word (when Fredo means loser & degenerate like the disloyal brother in in the movie unlike the word tied to slavery).

  • Lucy

    Then why are you responding....

  • ola57

    I wish he had fuck him up.he knew what he was doing.it probably was a set up.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I saw that yesterday. He's a hypocrite.

  • Sunsoy

    Black people call each other the N-word!