just say that “Fredo” is to Italians what the N word is to black people? Th N word is a dehumanizing word used against blacks who endured years of oppression. Fredo is a term from The Godfather, referring to the dumb brother. Equivocating the two is pure racism.
CNN Host Chris Cuomo got into altercation & threatened a man who called him “Fredo”
said calling someone the name Fredo from the movie Godfather is the same as calling someone the N-Word.
What Will CNN DO About this ?
equating his being called “Fredo” to racism is moronic. No normal Italian American thinks “Fredo” is an ethnic slur.
And it’s certainly not equivalent to a racial slur.
He knows it’s the moron brother in ‘The Godfather.’ That’s why he’s really pissed off.
Remembering John Cazale, left, who was born on this day in 1935. The actor only appeared in five films, all nominated for Best Picture: The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (pictured here), and The Deer Hunter.
says that “Fredo”— a character on The Godfather— is the same as the n-word? Equating the two is the very definition of white privilege and diminishes the generations of hate African Americans have had to endure. https://t.co/vbwIAran9S
When you are trying to channel the Godfather, but everything ends up sounding like Jersey Shore.
Italian slurs are g—— and w—. Bad words. You’ll start a fight if you say those in certain parts.
Go fuck yourself wirh this Fredo bullshit.
We live in such dishonest times. We all know Fredo is The Godfather reference!
Chris Cuomo endorses Antifa but draws the line at someone making a Godfather reference
In an honest world we’d say,
- Yes, Chris Cuomo lost his cool in a bad way. He was baited but welcome to life as a celebrity. Toughen up. And Fredo is a Godfather reference to the dumb son, it’s used on CNN, and ain’t the n-word.
But we don’t live in that world.
If The Godfather taught us anything about Fredo, it’s that Fredo isn’t actually going to learn anything from this.
Comparing someone to a character from The Godfather is an 'ethnic slur' says the network who just had Richard Spencer on a couple weeks ago. https://t.co/twWdAs1zfu
Good morning to everyone except disappointing second sons of New York governors who impersonate journalists and confuse Godfather references with the start of race wars
Now they come for the Italians: Trump spews anti-Italian slur at @ChrisCuomo
calling him "Fredo" from The Godfather. Smearing Italian-Americans as being tied to the mafia is a vile, anti-Italian trope. Being half-Sicilian, I hope people will denounce this anti-Italian BS.
People who snidely insulted Trump & sons as being like Fredo Corleone from "The Godfather" are now now claiming this insult is beyond the pale....why, it's something that only....
a deplorable would do!
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CNN says it completely supports anchor Chris Cuomo after video surfaced of him threatening to push a man down stairs during a confrontation. Cuomo was angered after the man called him "Fredo," a seeming reference to the "Godfather" movies. https://t.co/A4jbh5RAPA
Chris Cuomo once referred to himself as Fredo during a radio interview in which the host compared his family with the La Cosa Nostra. You couldn't make this up.
He understands the Godfather reference. He understands it wasn't racist. It was all for show. https://t.co/9F7utzkwwR
threatened to throw a man down a flight of stairs because he called him Fredo. Cuomo said it's like the "N" word for Italians. Not a fan of the Godfather. Never knew he could be so violent. One must wonder if alcohol consumption was a factor?
As a 100% Natural born Italian I can tell you that the word Fredo isn’t equivalent to any N word! What it is equivalent to is a frail gutless brother who sold out his family! This Don Corleone wannabe needs to watch The Godfather Saga ASAP! He missed the significance! #rosedc22 https://t.co/En9WtB8XNt
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chris cuomo internally reckoning with being a WASPy italian by whining about the godfather is so boring. that was a plot point in the sopranos. he should be like his brother rivers cuomo and listen to puccini until it gives him mental illness
AJ, WATCHING THE GODFATHER ON TV, LAUGHING: jackie junior is totally fredo
TONY, SMACKING AJ IN THE HEAD: Oh! that’s an italian aspersion! an insult to your people, it’s like the n word for us. go to your room
Gonna break out the whole damn #Godfather saga to watch. #FredoCuomo thanks I forgot how much I love that saga! Raise your hand if you think @ChrisCuomo
should change his Twitter handle to @FredoCuomoFakeNews.
😂🤣😂😂🤣 👇 That's all the respect I have for you. https://t.co/vyk6JB8urs
‘Fredo Corleone’ is a wimpy, traitorous, effeminate character in The Godfather. @ChrisCoumo is a wimpy, traitorous, effeminate, moronic host on CNN. His ludicrous, violent reaction to being called “Fredo” is senseless, if the shoe fits, wear it Chris.
It just so happens, the deceased actor that played Fredo Corleone in The Godfather, shared a birthday on the same day Chris Coumo blew up for being called Fredo.
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What's hilarious about the Chris Cuomo video is he acted all insulted for being called the name of a character from The Godfather then proceeds to act like a mobster. "I'll f**king ruin your sh*t?" Really, Chris? @ChrisCuomo
Top mob movies of all time:
1) The Godfather
2) The Godfather 2
3) The French Connection
4) Carlito's Way
5) The Untouchables
7) Donnie Brasco
While I loved "Godfather"s 1 & 2, I have never thought of using Fredo as an insult. As an Italian-American, I am appalled at the equivocation of the "N"-word to Fredo. This is completely absurd.
So which character name from The Godfather II would Chris Cuomo rather have been called?