Chris Cuomo is facing criticism after saying that he’s “Black on the inside” during Friday’s “Cuomo Prime Time”.
The host made the remark after Don Lemon asked how he knew the words to the theme song from “Good Times”.
“You know I’m Black on the inside,” Cuomo responded. The popular ’70s TV series was the first African American family sitcom.
Many viewers took to Twitter to call out Cuomo for the comment.
@ChrisCuomo just said he was black on the inside. This spoilt, entitled guy raised in money and privilege, who is only on tv because of his surname.😡
— jfyfe (@jfyfe) March 6, 2021
Now why did I just see Chris Cuomo say "I'm black on the inside" on live TV pic.twitter.com/utMxjQmkG5
— sierra (@SierraWritesYA) March 6, 2021
Did Chris Cuomo just say "You know I'm Black on the inside..?" pic.twitter.com/ezPmGqmxU7
— DJ Sir Daniel🇧🇧♍🎵🎶 (@DJSirDaniel) March 6, 2021
Chris cuomo is black on the inside
Don’t be hatin pic.twitter.com/CbuuNEyRly
— Chris O_covfefe (Parler: Ocovfefe)🇺🇸 (@o_covfefe) March 7, 2021
Cuomo later addressed the remark.
Said with all respect to reality and our need to fight this amplification of color animus. there is no understanding what it is to live as a black person in america if you are white but it is so important to listen. The majority must change racism. https://t.co/7XobooqKcu
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 6, 2021
“There is no understanding what it is to live as a Black person in America if you are white but it is so important to listen,” he wrote. “The majority must change racism.”
The controversy comes after two former aides accused the broadcaster’s brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, of sexual harassment. The New York Times also reported that a third accuser has come forward with claims against him.
“Are the Cuomo brothers competing for s***est,” Cuomo [right now]?” one person tweeted.
Are the Cuomo brothers competing for Shittiest Cuomo rn?
— Lady Menopause Believes Meghan & Harry 100% (@LadyMenopause) March 6, 2021