Siri Learns to Call Chris Cuomo ‘Fredo’ After Viral Confrontation

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is now known as ‘Fredo’ by Siri after a viral incident in which he was confronted in public, and threatened to physically assault a man who called him by that nickname. 

The trend went viral after radio show host Joe Dan Gorman, known as “Intellectual FrogLegs,” posted a video of himself asking how old Cuomo was.

“Fredo Cuomo is 49 years old,” Siri said in response.

Several other Twitter users tried the experiment – and it worked.

“I took a screenshot,” one user replied to Gorman.

“Same,” another user said.

“It’s real!” a third user said.

After Cuomo threatened to throw a man down the stairs for calling him “Fredo,” CNN said it stood by the anchor, claiming that “Fredo” is a racial slur against Italians. Embarrassingly, the word has been used on their network – and by Cuomo himself – on several occasions.

So, the internet did what the internet does. It lit Fredo Cuomo up all day Tuesday, mocking him by using his new nickname.

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