Chris Cuomo Says ‘You Know I’m Black On The Inside’ As He & Don Lemon Sing ‘Good Times’ Theme Song, Gets Mixed Reactions
CNN evening anchor Chris Cuomo is known for having passionate one-liners that go viral. But one of his latest moments riled up the internet as he received major backlash.
Chris Cuomo and his fellow CNN personality Don Lemon were singing the theme song to the classic sitcom Good Times. Don Lemon was impressed that Chris Cuomo knew all the words and asked him how he didn’t miss a beat. Chris Cuomo said,
“You know I’m black on the inside.”
Don Lemon didn’t directly address the comment but instead continued singing the song.
Chris Cuomo says "you know I'm Black on the inside" to Don Lemon as he sings the Good Times theme song.
*PURE CRINGE* pic.twitter.com/AuzjoELWXN
— djcalligraphy (@DJcalligraphy) March 7, 2021
It didn’t take long for many viewers to take to Twitter and share their reactions. While some thought it was hilarious, others thought it was low-key racist.
Did Chris Cuomo just say "You know I'm Black on the inside..?" pic.twitter.com/ezPmGqmxU7
— DJ Sir Daniel????? (@DJSirDaniel) March 6, 2021
— MimiKelley (@DesheaMj) March 6, 2021
DID CHRIS CUOMO JUST SAY HES BLACK ON THE INSIDE?? MF?? pic.twitter.com/D7BZ2usA9r
— divya? (@honeyadoreyou) March 6, 2021
He later addressed criticism via Twitter.
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