In a video that surfaced online on Monday night, CNN’s Chris Cuomo confronted a heckler who called him the name “Fredo,” a reference to a character from “The Godfather” films. Confronting the man, Cuomo said the term was an “aspersion” against Italians and compared it to the N-word.
“Punk a** b****es from the Right call me Fredo,” Cuomo told him. “I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from ‘The Godfather,’ he was that weak brother. And they use it as an Italian aspersion. … It’s like the ‘N word’ for us.”
This isn’t the first time Cuomo has compared an insult against him to the N-word. In February 2017, the CNN host said calling a journalist “fake news” is like calling a black person the N-word.
“I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the N-word for journalists,” Cuomo said on Sirius XM’s “POTUS,” according to The Hill.
“[It’s] the equivalent of calling an Italian any of