Chris Cuomo, CNN News anchor and brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was criticized on Twitter this weekend after he joked that he’s “black on the inside” while talking to journalist and CNN colleague Don Lemon.
The comment came after he was singing the theme song to Good Times, a television show popular in the 1970s about a black family living in Chicago.
Laughing, Lemon asked Chris Cuomo how he knew the words to the song, to which Christ Cuomo responded, “You know, I’m black on the inside.”
Chris, the 50-year-old news anchor, and brother to embattled New York governor Andrew Cuomo, was blasted for the comments he made.
While some defended Chris Cuomo’s comment as “a joke”, they immediately became a lightning rod for criticism.
The comment sparked backlash on Twitter after USA Today sports reporter Mike Freeman pointed to the statement alongside a perplexed image of Tom from the cartoon Tom and Jerry on Friday.
CNN’s Cuomo just said he’s “Black on the inside.” pic.twitter.com/EumZpa7zpn
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) March 6, 2021
Many Twitter users slammed Chris, who once said calling an Italian-American “Fredo” was on par with using the N-word.
“It’s f***ing offensive,” tweeted Sister2Sister managing editor Aisha Staggers. “Black isn’t something you can just say you feel you are inside without having to deal with the racism that comes with being physically Black on the outside.
“This is cultural appropriation.”
Well, when you support crazy policies you can’t make jokes anymore but that’s CNN’s work they did it this to themselves.
Another video that went viral this morning allegedly shows Chris Cuomo painted in black and dressed as a fitness instructor.
The video is titled:
Old footage reveals Chris Cuomo isn’t just black on the inside…
The video was removed from many accounts but still, people keep sharing the video over and over again!
Old footage reveals Chris Cuomo isn't just black on the inside… pic.twitter.com/5gZOpbiwo6
— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) March 7, 2021
We downloaded the video:
Now many question the validity of this video.
Our team did a little research and it seems that the video is not real.
We couldn’t find any data of Chris Cumo working as a TV fitness instructor and our tech team did find anomalies in the video, so we rate this video as fake.
In any case, the video is hilarious and did serves Chris Cuomo a good portion of karma!