CNN’s very own Chris Cuomo says that a 12 year old girl objecting to seeing a penis in a girls locker room is just her being intolerant!!
Yes you read that correctly, it seems almost impossible that a father of two young girls would make such a statement. So, here’s what happened…
The conversation began with a father tweeting this,
“What do you tell a 12-year-old girl who doesn’t want to see a penis in the locker room?” Now, I would imagine most people would not respond the same way Governor Cuomo’s brother did, here’s what Chris had to say in his tweet,
“I wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant dad? teach tolerance.”
WOW! Can you even imagine Chris believes that if the 12-year-old girl doesn’t want to see a male genitalia in the locker room with her and her other 12-year-old female friends, that she’s the one with the problem, not the one walking around in the girls locker room with the male genitalia, but the 12-year-old little girls.
Realizing that he may have made a comment that he would later regret, he then tried to cover his insensitive and rather ignorant comment with this following tweet,
“I have two young daughters. I have the same instinct to protect. Seeing the basis for equality doesn’t make you pro predator.” Well that started a firestorm of replies that were not all too tolerant of Mr. Cuomo’s position.
This tweet war went on for quite some time, even involving Mark Dice. He and Cuomo went back-and-forth for quit a bit. Cuomo tried walking his comments back slightly, saying that he was just talking about the parents of those children were intolerant and teaching their children to be intolerant. I suppose in Chris’s mind, that unless you teach your 12-year-old girl that it’s okay for her to be naked with biological males, then you’re somehow intolerant.
This isn’t the first, rather bizarre, statement coming from Cuomo in recent days. Earlier in February 2017, while complaining about himself and CNN being called “fake news,” Cuomo told radio host Michael Smerconish,
“The only thing that’s bothersome about it, is that I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the N-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity, That’s what fake news is to a journalist.”
That statement didn’t sit well with people on either side of the aisle. Even the Huffington Post published several pieces trying to explain to Cuomo that there were no similarities between him being called “fake news” and an African American being called the N-word.
Cuomo would take to Twitter once again but this time apologize for his comments about comparing the two. He said in the tweet, “I was wrong. Calling a journalist fake -nothing compared to the pain of a racial slur. I should not have said it. I apologize” The Huffington Post responded with a statement saying,
“Happy Black History Month, Mr. Cuomo.”
With all of the talk recently about tolerance and making the individual feel comfortable at the expense of the group, it reminds me of a story I was once told. It was about a group of mothers standing on the sidewalk watching a parade pass by. As the individual bands proceeded past the women, one mother looks at the group passing by and says so proudly, “look at that, everybody is out of step but my Johnny!”