THERE IS NO SMART BROTHER IN THIS FAMILY
I’m sure by now you’ve seen the viral video of Chris Cuomo losing his marbles after a guy called him Fredo.
Turns out Fredo Cuomo has a bit of a potty mouth. I guess he figures the best way to prove that he isn’t the weak, dumb brother is to use the F-word with wild abandon.
But profanity is not a sign of toughness. Rather it is the refuge of the weak.
Now, people have been calling Chris Cuomo Fredo for years. And thanks to Chris’ hysterical meltdown caught on video, it’s likely even more people will be calling him Fredo from here on out.
It’s even trending on Twitter.
This is called the Streisand Effect.
For those who don’t know the etymology, the Streisand Effect was coined after Barbra Streisand sued a photographer for violating her privacy after taking an aerial photograph of the Malibu coastline that included her estate.
But thanks to the lawsuit, far more attention was brought to that photo than would have had Streisand simply not done a thing.
So the Streisand Effect has come to mean “when an attempt to hide, remove or censor a piece of information results in said information becoming more widely disseminated.”
Chris Cuomo is trapped in his own Streisand Effect.
I just did a Bing search on the name Fredo Corleone and guess what came up first? There’s more!