CNN anchor Chris Cuomo launched a profanity laced tirade over a man who referred to him as "Fredo" on Monday night. The news anchor threatened physical violence at the man who got his name wrong.
Cuomo claimed using the name "Fredo" likened to the equivalency of being called the "N" word. Because it is a reference to the movie Godfather calling him the lesser brother. CNN defended his Tirade, as Matt Dornic, vice president of CNN wrote on Twitter, "Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.
Sean Hannity, from Fox News also came to his defense, on his twitter account posting, "He’s out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family."
Despite the high profile figure Chris Cuomo is, when did the term "Fredo" become slur to the Italian Community. Was Cuomo over reacting, or was he genuinely offended that someone approached him a term he was not fond of?
Donald Trump Jr. would disagree with Cuomo assertion that it is an ethnic slur. Claiming it means that he was being referred to as the dumb brother.
What do you think? Does calling someone "Fredo" hold the same equivalency as the "N" word?