Chris Cuomo apologizes for joking about pronouns at Democratic debate

CNN host Chris Cuomo swiftly apologized after attempting to crack a poorly-judged joke about pronouns at last night’s LGBTQ-themed Democratic Presidential nominee town hall event in Los Angeles.

It was the first time an LGBTQ-themed Presidential Q&A such as this was screened live to TV.

When Cuomo introduced Senator Kamala Harris to the stage, Harris told the audience her pronouns: “My pronouns are she/her/hers.”

As soon as she is introduced, @KamalaHarris immediately shares her pronouns. Then @ChrisCuomo promptly ruins the important moment. #EqualityTownHall

Cuomo replied, “Mine too.”

Cue awkward silence. After a moment, Harris simply replied: “Alright.”

Among the first to call him out on the comment was the LGBTQ advocacy group, GLAAD.

“Kamala Harris declared her pronouns on such a major stage and she should be applauded but instead it was so disappointing for Chris Cuomo to mock it in that moment.”

A few hours later, Cuomo took to Twitter to apologize.

“When Sen. Harris said her pronouns were she her and her’s, I said mine too. I should not have. I apologize. I am an ally of the LGBTQ community, and I am sorry because I am committed to helping us achieve equality. Thank you for watching our townhall.”

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