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Chris Cuomo Is Facing Lots of Backlash For Saying He's 'Black On The Inside'

Chris Cuomo Is Facing Lots of Backlash For Saying He's 'Black On The Inside'

Chris Cuomo is under fire for a comment he made on air over the weekend on CNN.

The comment came as the 50-year-old reporter was signing off and welcoming Don Lemon on air for the night, and as he began to sing the theme song to Good Times, Don asked him how he knew all the words to it while chuckling at him singing along.

“You know I’m Black on the inside,” Chris commented.

The comment sent social media into a tailspin and he later addressed the outrage on his own Twitter page.

“Said with all respect to reality and our need to fight this amplification of color animus,” Chris wrote. “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.”

Chris also responded to one Twitter user who wrote to him that “We are allies, we are not black,” and he replied, “Absolutely true. And too many are not.”

He added, “I really do think my kids’ generation is different tho [sic]. They are not merely ‘woke’ or pc or language police, they really seem to date and hang and choose as fam, a real range of color, creed and identity.”

Just recently, Chris commented on the situation surrounding his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Find out why Chris is not allowed to interview Andrew any longer here…

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