CNN anchor Chris Cuomo doesn’t like being called “Fredo.” As you will view in the video below, the network antagonist wanted to throw blows with a younger man after being called the name.
Fredo (Corleone) from the Godfather saga was the slow brother that didn’t get too much respect from his father or those around the family. Cuomo associated that name with that part in the movie and found it disrespectful. He also said that calling him that name was the same as black people being called the n-word.
That might be Chris being a bit extra but in the video, oh there was about to be a throwdown. It would have been intriguing to watch it happen and the results of the fight.
I thought it was funny as an unknown voice said: “I thought your name was Fredo.” That was hilarious.
Cuomo: “Punk-ass b–ches on the right call me Fredo. Fredo was from The Godfather, he was a weak brother. And they use it as an Italian aspersion. Are any of you Italian? Are you Italian? It’s a f–king insult to your people. It’s an insult to your f–king people.” He then claimed that “Fredo” is the N-word to Italians. “Is that a cool f–king thing?”
Man 1: “seems to be a much more reasonable guy in person than you seem to be on television,” to which
Cuomo: “If you want to play, we’ll f–king play. You’re gonna have a f–king problem. It’s a little different on TV. Don’t f–king insult me like that. You called me Fredo, like I call you ‘punk b–ch.'”
Man 2: “I don’t have a problem, man,”
Cuomo: “ruin your sh-t” and “f–king throw you down a flight of stairs like a f–king punk.”
Things were never really out of hand as friends were around to stop any violence if it escalated. But one thing we did learn from this video — you want to get under Cuomo’s skin, call him Fredo.