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Why Did Chris Cuomo Get So Upset at Being Called “Fredo”? August 13, 2019

Posted by geoff in News.
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Maybe he didn’t hear it correctly.

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The Frito Bandito, who I always thought was really cool, but apparently is racist.

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1. Jimbro - August 13, 2019

Watching old Fritoโ€™s commercials featuring the Frito Bandito are a trip down memory lane, takes me right back to my youth in the 70โ€™s. A time where a sombrero and a cheesy Mexican accent were not hate crimes

2. Jimbro - August 13, 2019

Wonโ€™t be long before theyโ€™re given the Confederate statue treatment

3. geoff - August 13, 2019

It’s like what they did to Speedy Gonzalez:

Feeling that the character presented an offensive Mexican stereotype, Cartoon Network shelved Speedy’s films when it gained exclusive rights to broadcast them in 1999 (as a subsidiary of Time Warner, Cartoon Network is a corporate sibling to Warner Bros.). In an interview with Fox News on March 28, 2002, Cartoon Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg commented, “It hasn’t been on the air for years because of its ethnic stereotypes.”

Despite such controversy over potentially offensive characterizations, Speedy Gonzales remained a popular character in Latin America.[4] The Hispanic-American rights organization League of United Latin American Citizens called Speedy a cultural icon, and thousands of users registered their support of the character on the hispaniconline.com message boards.

Sigh.

4. lauraw - August 13, 2019

The most important question coming out of this kerfuffle: do Italians qualify as an aggrieved victim group, now? Can I get reparations? This is all terribly exciting. *rubs hands together*

5. Bunk Strutts - August 14, 2019

Chris Cuomo unwittingly activated The Streisand Effect.
For the rest of his career he will be known as Fredo Cuomo.
๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

6. Bunk Strutts - August 14, 2019

Last time I checked, people of italian decent are not a race, and “Fredo” is a term of endearment.

7. Bunk Strutts - August 14, 2019

Maybe we should call him Alfredo. Maybe just Al. Betty Cuomo sounds nice, too.

8. Bunk Strutts - August 14, 2019

Did Chris Cuomo ever duck back the alley with a roly-poly little bat-faced girl?

9. Bunk Strutts - August 14, 2019

Now about that dead Epstein guy. There are flight logs of passengers to Pedo Island. How many of them registered as “Carlos Danger?”

10. Sobek - August 14, 2019

What’s the Barbara Streisand effect?

11. Bunk Strutts - August 15, 2019

๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

12. Sobek - August 15, 2019

Indulge my inherent laziness!

(thanks for googling that for me)

13. Bunk Strutts - August 16, 2019

=D

14. Bunk Strutts - August 16, 2019

I bet even his friends are calling him Fredo by now.

15. Sobek - August 16, 2019

Bunk, that depends. True friends can razz each other out of love. Like when I mention that Dave’s bass playing sounds like a deaf toddler found a tuba, it’s because he knows I love him, and because it’s true. If the people you consider friends won’t harass you from time to time, that should make you wonder.

I’m not so sure his friends are calling him Fredo, is what I’m saying.


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