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.
I am an Italian-American and “Fredo” is honestly not the term that I would consider to be the most insulting against Italians...
Video: Someone tell Chris Cuomo that Chris Matthews needs to be thrown down some stairs for saying the Italian-American version of the n-word because, on April 9, Matthews told @JoaquinCastroTX that @DonaldJTrumpJr
is the "Fredo-like son" of the First Family
And speaking as an Italian-American whose grandparents were both immigrants from Sicily, I wonder what Mr. Cuccinelli's ancestors would have to say about this. Every immigrant and refugee comes to this country for the chance to stand on their own two feet.
As someone born in Rome, whose given name at his baptism in St. Peter’s was Marcantonio, who had a relative in the mob, & who loves Roman history as much as The Godfather and Goodfellas, I would like to submit my credentials as an Italian-American.
“Fredo” ≠ N-word. Not at all https://t.co/DOyWoTTtgn
Nobody told me it’s “Lose the Entire Italian-American Population’s Vote Tuesday!” Why am I always the last to know???
Chris Cuomo says "Fredo is the n word for Italians.” As an Italian-American, do you agree/disagree?
As an Italian-American I would like to personally invite anyone who feels so moved to call me "Fredo" because it's goddamn hilarious
My Italian American fiancé said he was less offended by the slur and more offended by Cuomo’s orchestrated stereotypical reaction. https://t.co/njsGbHfEhx
@DonaldJTrumpJr @THEECONSTITUTI1 @ChrisCuomo
Calling Don, Jr "Fredo" is far different than Calling an Italian-American "Fredo." By calling an Italian-Amer a character from a mafia movie you are spreading an anti-Italian trope that we, Italians are all tied to the mafia. It's a smear used for years to demean + marginalize us
Basically, if you’re Italian American and pushing this “we’re POC” narrative, you need to stop. It’s transparently a dodge to get out of thinking about your privilege. By all means, we should talk about what’s essentially colorism among the shades of whiteness...
As an Italian-American, the name“Fredo” is not racially offensive. Cuomo’s affected Jersey Mook code-switch, on the other hand...
(Also, the way he invoked “our people” gave me some vague eugenics red flags, but maybe that’s just me)
is mad about being called Fredo.
I’d have sympathy for him if, I’m the video, he didn’t come off as a a hodgepodge of The Jersey Shore+every Italian-American stereotype under the sun.
We got to see Chris “off camera” and, quite frankly, the name Fredo was fitting.
Rting cause Chris Cuomo, but also when I originally tweeted this out, I got a couple quotetweets from angry MLs basically saying I'm a racist.
To be Italian-American transcends political ideology. They are united through a shared love for bad pasta and sensitivity to fake slurs https://t.co/JwT0Rydp1T
Identity Politics is declared officially DEAD.
Trump is accused of RACISM against a White person, an Italian-American, by calling Cuomo Fredo. Before today?
We were told Racism against Whites could not exist. The false narrative of so-called White Privilege has... https://t.co/HL7WjY00LX
Are you Italian-American, Junior? No. Do you murder innocent animals because it makes you feel bigger than the shriveled piece of entitled garbage that you are? Yes. You’re a Nazi just like your father. Sit down.
italian american culture is mainly thinking people can be racist against them. marone!
I’m Italian/American and no, Fredo is not a slur at all. It just refers to a character in a Movie, The Godfater. The brother was kind of whimpy & dumb so his nickname was Fredo. That’s it! https://t.co/rVeMjuYF46
Also my family uses the word goombah 5000x a day to this day. It’s 2019, no one is walking up to an Italian American person to use these slurs. Bc Italian people wanted to be, & thus became white.
I'm lost. I am first generation Italian-American, all American, and Fredo means what again?! This is beyond stupid and ridiculous.
Petition to honor Italian-American naming traditions & start calling both Cuomo boys "Big Fredo" and "Little Fredo" from this point forward.
As someone who grew up in an Italian American household in NY, this most definitely is not even close to the N word. I don’t even think I’ve heard of this term before. Honestly, their are worse things to call an Italian American, but “a Fredo” is certainly it one of them.
Is that an Italian American slur? I lived in Italy, and I’ve studied Italian for years and I’ve never heard that.
He's no more Italian than the Pope. Fredo is Italian-American. His family hasn't lived in Italy for almost a century.
@chriscuomo the guy tried to bait you. As an Italian-American, Being called Fredo is pretty bad. Sorry your daughter and wife had to hear and see the abuse. The guy was a jerk.
I'd hope this doesn't have to be said, but, as an Italian-American, fredo is... Not a slur? What?
In fact, say whatever you want about Italy. The only things that'll make me cry are "Gramsci was a hack" and "It was disgraceful to hang Benito upside-down" https://t.co/lsOk12rS6y
Ha, I saw your breakdown. You look and behave as a living italian-american stereotype. I thought I was watching a cutoff from Family Guy. :-D Best regards from Europe, where real Italians live.
Guido is the name of the main character in one of the greatest Italian films made, 8 1/2.
And stop with the “Italian American experience was just as bad” because of mob movies, Jersey Shore, blah blah blah. 🎻 plays for this “tragedy”.
Hey, Chris! My hubby is Italian/American just like you! When he’s acting stupid I call him Fredo. He laughs and stops acting stupid. You may want to follow his example instead of acting like an ass.