"Fredo" is an insult for an Italian person meaning "weak brother," and refers to the character Fredo Corleone from The Godfather.
The criticism came after the video was published, when Cuomo asserted that the word "Fredo" is comparable to the N-word for Italian-Americans. Many Italian-Americans themselves were left highly confused by the assertion, and people on both sides of the political spectrum, including Donald Trump, had no shortage of criticism for him.
As we're all aware, using an insult based on one's ethnicity is never okay, but we think Cuomo may have gone a little too far in comparing the word "Fredo" to the N-word.
Scroll down to see some of the internet's various spicy memes and reactions to the incident!