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.
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):
Chris Cuomo just mocked Sen. Kamala Harris saying her pronouns by responding “mine too” and the gasp I let out.
— Zach Stafford (@ZachStafford) October 11, 2019
Super gross of Chris Cuomo to answer “mine too” when Harris said her pronouns were she/her/hers
— Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira) October 11, 2019
Now up: Kamala Harris.
She comes out and says, “My pronouns are ‘She her hers.’”
Chris Cuomo actually responded with a “joke,” saying: “Mine too.”
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) October 11, 2019
Anyone else think it’s uncool for Chris Cuomo to treat pronouns like a joke at a debate centered on LGBTQ issues?
— Rebecca Green (@wordofgreen) October 11, 2019
I mean I’m glad Chris Cuomo told us so we can use her correct pronouns.
Unless Cuomo was treating normalizing pronoun statements as a joke*.
In which case fuck Chris Cuomo.
*I know he was. https://t.co/FY8iBy2OoM
— Eb Says Use Your Imagination (@EbThen) October 11, 2019
And for the record fuck Chris Cuomo.
Chris Cuomo seriously joked that his pronouns are she/her/hers while moderating an LGBTQ+ Presidential Forum.
CNN next time find someone gay, shit let Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper host, what the fuck is wrong with Chris Cuomo, asshole.
— Black Professor (@BlackProphet55) October 11, 2019
Does Chris Cuomo actually think that a joke about pronouns would be appropriate in the MIDDLE OF an LGBTQ town hall ?????
— Jayne Reel (@2chainz1jayne) October 11, 2019
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.
Your pronouns are Fre/Do
— Huell Babineaux did nothing wrong (@jtLOL) October 11, 2019
We know. You meant to say Fredo/Fredor/Fredors … we’ll forgive you
— Jade Lupinacci (@LupyMagic) October 11, 2019
— Saladino for Congress (@JoeySalads) October 11, 2019
Bow to the mob Fredo!!
— Adam (@AHeat86) October 11, 2019
— J.Maxx (@Libertarian247) October 11, 2019
Too late. You must transition now. Them’s the rules.
— Marcus (@MarcusHUSA) October 11, 2019
And he wonders why they call him Fredo. ??♂️
— Boy Oh Boy (@BueyOBuey) October 11, 2019
It was either apologize or transition
— Kraig Porter (@kraigporter) October 11, 2019
“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:
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) November 1, 2014
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.
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