CNN Chris Cuomo Ripped for Joking He's 'Black on the Inside' | 22 Words

CNN's Chris Cuomo recently made a controversial joke to his colleague Don Lemon live on air by saying he's "black on the inside"...

And of course, it hasn't sat well with people... at all.

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Here's the full story...

Now, we all know Chris Cuomo from being on our screens every night as the presenter of CNN's Cuomo's Prime Time...

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And he has established quite the career for himself over the years.

From working as a news anchor on Good Morning America to hosting his own radio show on SiriusXM, it's safe to say that Cuomo has done it all in the world of journalism...

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And as is the case with the majority of high-profile journalists, he is rarely far away from controversy.

Take, for example, the harassment allegations made against his brother and New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, last year.

The journalist addressed the allegations made against his brother live on air, saying on Cuomo Prime Time:

"Obviously I am aware of what is going on with my brother. And obviously, I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Of course, CNN has to cover it and has done so extensively and will maintain that pace as the situation develops."

But this statement came after Cuomo had covered his brother for months starting in the early days of New York's battle with COVID-19...

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All without a shred of purported objectivity.

Viewers were drawn to the act that was the Cuomo brothers, boosting New York's governor to celebrity status for his relatively sane handling of the pandemic. The pairing was such a conflict of interest that, as the New York Times' Ben Smith previously reported, it required CNN to roll back a rule they'd instituted in late 2013 when an interview between the Cuomos raised similar questions about ethics. Yikes.

And now...

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Cuomo has landed himself in the firing line of Twitter after he made a very distasteful joke on air last week in regards to his colleague, Don Lemon.

People aren't happy...

So, what exactly did Cuomo say?

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​While presenting live on-air and handing over to CNN colleague Don Lemon, Cuomo was joking around by singing the the theme to 1970s TV show Good Times.

Laughing awkwardly with his eyes lowered, Lemon asked his fellow host how he knew the words to the series about a black family living in a public housing project in Chicago...

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To which Cuomo replied with, "You know I'm black on the inside!"

Even though Lemon didn't seem phased by the comment and simply laughed it off...

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This didn't stop the anger from spreading online.

You can watch the clip here:

What do you think? Do you think Cuomo's words were simply part of a harmless joke? Or do you believe that his words were a reflection of his ignorant attittude?