**Warning Strong Language**
CNN’sChris Cuomoerupted at a man who apparently called him “Fredo,” in a video that went viral Monday night.
The encounter between Cuomo and the man happened at a Shelter Island bar on Sunday.
“Punk-ass bitches from the right call me Fredo,” Cuomo told the man. “My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is fromThe Godfather.”
“They use it as an Italian aspersion. Any of you Italian?” he continued. “It’s an insult to your fucking people. It’s like the N-word for us.”
They went back and forth, and at one point Cuomo said, “I’ll fucking ruin your shit. I’ll fucking throw you down these stairs like a fucking punk.”
A CNN spokesperson told Mediaite in a statement, “Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.”
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