During the town hall, Ms. Harris entered the stage and immediately specified that her preferred gender pronouns are “she, her and hers.”
“She, her and hers?” Mr. Cuomo asked. “Mine too.”
“All right,” Ms. Harris responded.
Mr. Cuomo later tweeted that he was “sorry” for the faux pas.
“PLEASE READ: When Sen. Harris said her pronouns were she her and her’s, I said mine too,” he wrote. “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.”
LGBTQ advocacy groups GLAAD and National Center for Lesbian Rights condemned the joke.
Dear @ChrisCuomo, people’s pronouns are not a punchline. In a year where LGBTQ Americans are finally being recognized on the national Presidential stage, making jokes about gender pronouns is beneath your dignity. Please do better in the future. #EqualityTownHall— National Center for Lesbian Rights (@NCLRights) October 11, 2019
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