Fox News host Sean Hannity defended CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Twitter Monday evening following a viral video showing Cuomo threatening a man for calling him “Fredo.”
The video was originally posted on a YouTube channel called “THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon.” It showed Cuomo getting angry with a man who called him “Fredo,” which is a reference to Fredo Corleone, a fictional character from “The Godfather.”
Cuomo told the man that calling an Italian “Fredo” is equal to using “the n-word” and threatened to throw him down the stairs.
Hannity came to Cuomo’s defense after the video went viral on Twitter and wrote that the guy who called him “Fredo” was “being a jackass.” Hannity tweeted Monday that Cuomo “deserves the apology.”
Many have claimed that the term is not offensive but it seems that Cuomo particularly took offense to this. It could have been because he was with his family.
I say good for @ChrisCuomo— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 13, 2019
He’s out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family.
Imho Chris Cuomo has zero to apologize for. He deserves the apology. https://t.co/VnyMNgz14U