I knew the cultural fix was in when the term “Cuomosexual” began trending.
A Cuomosexual, in case you’re not familiar with it, is someone who feels a parasocial relationship with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a level that rises above platonic. The term appeared during Cuomo’s interminable daily news conferences on the coronavirus crisis in the Empire State, which were covered breathlessly by the media and treated as if they were an antidote to President Donald Trump’s briefings.
“This [Cuomosexual] brigade has some high-profile members,” The Economist reported in July. “Trevor Noah of ‘The Daily Show’ declared himself a Cuomosexual live on ‘The Ellen Show’ – the host, Ellen Degeneres, replied ‘I feel like I’m a Cuomosexual too.’ Randy Rainbow, an American comedian, has written a song and launched a clothing line dedicated to the governor: in bright pink typeface jumpers, vests and t-shirts declare, ‘From now on I identify as a Cuomosexual.’ He sells Cuomosexual mugs, face