CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Blows Up After “Right-wing” Heckler Calls Him ‘Fredo,’ Says Name Is “Like the N-word” For Italians

A video posted to social media on Monday night shows CNN anchor Chris Cuomo getting into an explosive argument with a heckler who called the well-known CNN personality “Fredo.” “Punk-ass b****** from the right call me Fredo,” Cuomo yelled. “My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from The Godfather.”

Cuomo, who is of Italian heritage, said the name was just “like the N-word” for Italians, while growing increasingly incensed. “I’ll f****** ruin your s***,” Cuomo yelled at one point. “I’ll f****** throw you down these stairs like a f****** punk.”

In response to the video, which quickly went viral on right-wing Twitter, a CNN spokesperson said: “Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.”

SOURCE: The Daily Beast – Justin Baragona