Cuomo steps in it big-time when he makes pronoun joke at CNN’s LGBTQ town hall

(Source: VIdeo screenshot from CNN)

Far-left CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo is in big trouble, mister (or ma’am?), over allegedly outrageous remarks he made that offended the radical transgender community.

During a CNN-hosted town hall on LGBTQ topics Thursday night, Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris began her time in the spotlight by listing her so-called gender “pronouns.”

“My pronouns are she, her, and hers,” she said in a blatant attempt to pander to the increasingly radical transgender community and their demands that language is rewritten.

“She, her, and hers? Mine too,” Cuomo then said in what appeared to be a joke.

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While seemingly trivial, this joke triggered an intense backlash from those who believe the feelings of the overly sensitive transgender community supersede the right to tell a joke.

“Needless to say, those are not his pronouns. Cuomo, a well-known face for the TV network, is a cisgender man who has indicated he goes by he, him and his,” The Washington Post lamented.

“Mocking trans pronoun conventions has become an all-too-common joke. It shows up regularly in second-rate comedy acts and attempts at conservative humor, but it has no place in serious settings like a presidential town hall,” the radically far-left bloggers at Vox kvetched.

Social media critics were even more incensed.

Look (*Language warning):

Was it really THAT serious? Yes. So much so, in fact, that Cuomo felt compelled to issue a public apology for making a trivial joke during an arguably already ridiculous town hall.

“PLEASE READ: When Sen. Harris said her pronouns were she her and her’s, I said mine too. I should not have. I apologize. I am an ally of the LGBTQ community, and I am sorry because I am committed to helping us achieve equality. Thank you for watching our town hall,” the CNN host wrote in a ratioed tweet late Thursday.

As of Friday morning, the tweet boasted only 661 retweets but nearly 6,000 comments. Among the replies were comments castigating Cuomo for his joke, encouraging him to donate to transgender rights organizations and lecturing him about the alleged risks of “misgendering” people.

But also included among the replies were the public’s own jokes — many of which referenced Cuomo’s much-hated nickname, Fredo.

Look:

“It was either apologize or transition,” the last tweet above reads.

Speaking of which …

After the brouhaha over the host’s joke erupted, Internet sleuths discovered a very telling photo that Cuomo posted to the Internet the day after Halloween of 2014.

And that photo shows … drum roll, please … Mr. “she, her, and hers” wearing a dress:

The joke was that, if someone who didn’t know Cuomo were to look at the picture, there would be no way for the viewer to tell whether Cuomo’s a man dressed as a woman (aka a “transgender woman”) or a woman in a dress who identifies a king. Or something like that.

Now that this picture has emerged back into the spotlight, it’s unclear if the CNN host will face scrutiny and backlash over it as well.

Activists affiliated with the far-left movement have, over the years, tried to silence churches from speaking about homosexuality, tried to prevent heterosexual Americans from celebrating their sexuality, and tried to drive Chick-fil-A out of business.

If LGBTQ activists were to try to silence CNN over Cuomo’s purported disrespect toward the transgender community, conservatives would likely not mind.

Vivek Saxena

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