New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s brother Chris has recently come under fire for refusing to cover the five women (and counting) who have accused the Governor of sexual harassment. The latter Cuomo now has a scandal of his own outside of his unwillingness to criticize his brother after spending months conducting fluff interviews to prop him up.
CNN’s Cuomo, in appearance with African-American Don Lemon, joked that he is “black on the inside” — a liberal fury-inducing remark accompanied by a cringeworthy rendition of “Good Times.”
While liberals would be erupting in anger if President Trump or any conservative said that in an interview, Lemon gives Cuomo a total pass on the comment. But the cancel police nonetheless came out in full force to denounce the obvious joke.
“It’s f*cking offensive,” says 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.”
“I’m not here for that nonsense,” tweeted the Reverend Mary Daniels. “@CNN needs to have some sensitivity training with their on-air personalities.”
“I live, work, and worship in a blue collar Black community.,” she added in a later tweet. “My Black friends sometimes say I was poured in the wrong color body. But I wouldn’t ever presume to say that about myself on television.”
One hand, it seems like the Cuomos are competing for who can be the worst person alive. This is hilarious, and we absolutely should appreciate the irony of a proponent of cancel culture getting caught up in it. Like his brother, Chris Cuomo is facing demands for his resignation. But we’re not the Left. While it’s a good idea to appreciate the humor of the situation, we must remember that this was a joke — a bad one, but a joke nonetheless.
There are many reasons for Cuomo — either one — to resign, but this isn’t one of them.