“We Italians refuse to acknowledge Cuomo as a member of la famiglia,” one Twitter user who goes by Malvagio wrote.
Cuomo, who resigned Tuesday in the wake of an official investigation that concluded he sexually harassed at least 11 women, was blasted for trying to reframe allegations of unwanted kissing and groping against him as a misunderstanding due to his upbringing in an affectionate Italian American family.
Another fumed, “As a women [sic] with Italian ethnicity, [I am] appalled that he would compare appropriate displays of affection in Italian culture with his unwelcomed predatory sexual harassment. Disgusting!”
Others slammed the 63-year-old Democrat as a “disgrace to all Italian-Americans.”
“I am going to start lying about my ethnicity honest to God,” one Twitter user wrote.
Cuomo, whose grandparents were Italian immigrants, has repeatedly tried to defend himself against the alleged unwanted encounters detailed in a report from Attorney General Letitia James’ office as the result of “cultural behavioral differences.” – READ MORE