CNN's Chris Cuomo came under fire almost immediately after making a quip about pronouns at the CNN LGBTQ Town Hall last night. The televised event featured Democratic presidential candidates including Kamala Harris who came onstage and while being introduced told Cuomo "my pronouns are she/her/hers", Cuomo who claims to be an ally of the LGBTQ movement made light of the comment by responding "mine too". The crowd did not react to what clearly Cuomo thought was a joke and Harris looking confused replied "alright" before moving on to the questions.
Social media was quick to respond though. The National Center for Lesbian Rights wrote: 'Dear @ChrisCuomo, people's pronouns are not a punchline.
'In a year where LGBTQ Americans are finally being recognized on the national Presidential stage, making jokes about gender pronouns is beneath your dignity. Please do better in the future. #EqualityTownHall'.
One viewer wrote: 'As soon as she is introduced, @KamalaHarris immediately shares her pronouns. Then @ChrisCuomo promptly ruins the important moment. #EqualityTownHall'
And another added: 'YUCK. @ChrisCuomo just made a joke that his pronouns are She/Her/Hers. Bigotry isn't cute especially at an #EqualityTownHall.'
Cuomo had to apologize on Twitter in an attempt to calm the firestorm Tweeting out 'PLEASE READ: When Sen. Harris said her pronouns were she her and her's, I said mine too. I should not have. I apologize.
'I am an ally of the LGBTQ community, and I am sorry because I am committed to helping us achieve equality. Thank you for watching our townhall.'
So what are Chris Cuomo's pronouns if they aren't she/her/hers? That's today's Sixty Minute Poll
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