It's CNN-anchor Chris Cuomo pretending to defend Italian-Americans while playing into the worst sort of thuggish, punish, crude and disgraceful Italian-American.
Every Italian-American (indeed, every ethnic American) should take offense at this -- not because of the word "Fredo" (which is not an obvious ethnic slur) but because of the way Chris Cuomo, a supposedly responsible public person behaves. And Cuomo reportedly behaved this way in front of his wife and child.
Italian-Americans have achieved so much and come such a long way and moved so far from this sort of behavior that for Chris Cuomo to act in such a way and reinforce a stereotype that we've worked so hard to erase -- well, it's shameful. It's shameful and unforgivable!
A man in NY yesterday approached CNN's Chris Cuomo and called him "Fredo"— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 13, 2019
Cuomo: "You're going to have a problem"
Man: "What are you going to do about it?"
Cuomo: "I'll fuckin ruin your shit. I'll fucking throw you down these stairs"
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