New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo might want to avoid his little brother after using an uncensored version of the N-word during a live radio show on Tuesday.
CNN pundit Chris Cuomo, the younger brother of the Democratic governor, famously said being called “Fredo” is “like the N-word” for Italians during a viral outburst earlier this year. Fredo is a reference to Fredo Corleone, the weak and facile brother in the movie “The Godfather,” who was played by John Cazale.
The older Cuomo sibling called into WAMC radio to discuss a variety of topics, including a recent New York Times opinion piece headlined, “How Italians Became ‘White.” The governor used the uncensored version of the N-word when discussing the Times piece.
He said it in the context of trying to yell at the New York Times for being unfair to him, referencing a term they used.
So the motivation behind the using of the word wasn’t even defensible. It was just self serving, which is par for the course with Andrew Cuomo. https://t.co/h04g0G2NfQ
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) October 15, 2019
“They used an expression that Southern Italians were called, I believe they were saying Southern Italians, Sicilians – I’m half Sicilian – were called, quote-unquote and pardon my language, but I’m just quoting the Times: ‘n—r wops,’” Cuomo said without censoring the word.
“N-word wops, as a derogatory comment,” Cuomo continued, using the abbreviation for the second reference. – READ MORE