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Well well eating crow now:
New York (CNN Business)CNN anchor Chris Cuomo apologized Tuesday morning for a heated altercation he had with an unidentified person, which was captured in video released online Monday night.
"Appreciate all the support but - truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me," Cuomo tweeted. "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."
In a profanity-laced video, posted online Monday night by a YouTube channel called "THAT'S THE POINT with Brandon," an animated Cuomo was seen clashing with an unidentified person who appeared to have called him "Fredo."
"Fredo" is a reference from "The Godfather" used to describe the least successful sibling in the movie's Mafia family.
Cuomo compared the terminology to the n-word for Italians and asked, "Is that a cool f***ing thing?"
Needling Cuomo more, the person responded, "You're a much more reasonable guy in person than you seem to be on television." The person then claimed that he didn't want a problem.
"You called me Fredo," Cuomo responded. "It's like I called you a punk b***h. You like that?"
The altercation continued to heat up.
Cuomo warned the person that he was going to have a "f***ing problem."
An unidentified person shouted, "What are you going to do about it?"
Cuomo responded, "I'll f***ing ruin your s**t. I'll f***ing throw you down these stairs like a f***ing punk."
Ive never heard "Fredo" used as a pejorative for Italian Americans until this Cuomo debacle though Im only half Italian and grew up in NH. Maybe it's a thing for the douchy, hundred percenters that live on long island.Honest question for the local Italians:
Is “Fredo” really that bad in your quaint “community?” Is it as bad as the n-word?
Nah, one of the people I asked about this is a douche from LI. She said he’s being a snowflake.Ive never heard "Fredo" used as a pejorative for Italian Americans until this Cuomo debacle though Im only half Italian and grew up in NH. Maybe it's a thing for the douchy, hundred percenters that live on long island.
It wasn’t clear to me that Trump was saying that this guy in fact owns a gun; just that he mockingly thought that he was behaving like an ass.I’m not a fan of red flags but I chuckled at this^^^^
I never even heard the word before this.I’ve been interested in this all morning, asking everyone Italian I can think of (four so far, lol).
Most agree that “Fredo” is insulting. All of them think it’s nowhere near as bad as the n-word.