CHRIS Cuomo was mocked for a “cringe” Twitter photo of his biceps popping out of a CNN T-shirt as he told commenters, “don’t hate.”
Cuomo responded to a series of tweets directed at him on Monday, including one from a user who said he might “break his arm” pleasuring himself.
The CNN host responded by posting the bicep photo along with the caption, “That how this happened?! Hahahaha.
“Come on, baby, dont [sic] hate – facilitate. You can do better than this petty bs.”
The post was met with a huge amount of backlash, with users calling the photo “weird” and “cringe” and referencing the TV host’s scandal-ridden brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“This is the weirdest response I’ve seen in awhile,” one user wrote.
“Low self esteem coupled with the poisonous Cuomo bloodline, I’m assuming,” wrote another.
“Hey man..he needs all that muscle to keep lifting his brother out of the gutter,” another user quipped.
The original tweet Cuomo responded to came after the CNN host, 50, shared a tweet praising him and his colleagues for their coverage of the deadly tower collapse in a town near Miami last week.
“Appreciated,” Cuomo added in response to the tweet praising his team. “We all know what we would want if we had missing loved ones.
“Crisis has no hue of red or blue. Or at least it shouldn’t. The #SurfsideCollapse community was warm and embracing of need. Impressed and respected.”
The self-praise was apparently what drew the ire of the user Cuomo would later retweet with his bicep pic.
The CNN host responded to several of the comments, both positive and negative, that he received after flexing his guns.
Not all of the responses to Cuomo’s photo were negative, with one praising the host as an “emoji model”
“@ChrisCuomo, CNN anchor, reporter, champion of democracy, public speaker, husband, father and emoji model,” a user named Sister Roma wrote, referencing the flexing emoji.
Many of the commenters took the opportunity to call the younger Cuomo brother Fredo, a reference to mob boss Michael Corleone’s brother in The Godfather.
The character has an infamous scene in The Godfather: Part II where he insists that he’s “not dumb” like everybody says.
Cuomo was captured on tape in 2019 getting into a heated exchange with someone who called him Fredo, claiming that the name is a “slur” for Italian-Americans.
“Punk a** b****es from the right called me Fredo,” Cuomo ranted. “My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN.
“They use that as an Italian slur. Are any of you Italian? … It’s a f***ing insult to your people … It’s like the N-word for us.”
Cuomo later issued an apology, saying that he “should be better than the guys baiting me.”
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