CNN’s Cuomo Apologizes After Being Accused of Mocking Pro-Gun Rape Survivor

CNN’s Cuomo Apologizes After Being Accused of Mocking Pro-Gun Rape Survivor

CNN host Chris Cuomo apologized yesterday after he received backlash for his tweet about NRA supporter and rape survivor, Kimberly Corban.

In an NRA ad, Corban explains how she was attacked as a college student and now owns a firearm to protect herself and her family.

“I’m a mother of two, and if a predator or anyone else tries to harm me or my family, they have to come through my firearm first,” she says in the video.

Cuomo reacted to the ad and tweeted “Only in America.”

This, as Fox News points out, created “an avalanche of criticism, many accusing him of ‘mocking a rape survivor.’ Corban herself responded to the tweet, asking him if he ‘cared to chat’ about it.”

Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean also responded to Cuomo, writing, “You might want explain this tweet a little better to those of us who’ve actually had to face predators in our own homes and defend ourselves without a big strong man like yourself?”

Cuomo responded, “You are right. No offense intended. Too short on Twitter. ‘Only in America’ are we still debating the legitimate right to protect oneself like you and many others vs sensible way to keep guns from wrong people. Only here can we not address the issues around school shootings in a way that respects the ill and also people who get guns legally (as I did) and use responsibly (as I),” Cuomo responded. “We are stuck with good people having to beg to keep a right and not getting done what is right for federal reasonable restrictions and mental health reform. I am sorry for confusion. I take the issue and the stories of violence seriously. Muscles don’t stop bullets, as you know. Again, I have always been clear about the right to own and what needs to be improved. Apologize if you were misled.”

The View host Meghan McCain also hit back at Cuomo, accusing him of treating conservative women as if they were “valued less.”

“Kim Corban is a rape survivor who is now choosing to tell her story & arm and protect herself. I think a real question is why so many men in the media always treat conservative women like our values, life experiences and perspective is some kind of joke. Like we are valued less,” she wrote on Twitter.

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