CNN's CHRIS CUOMO regrets GOING BALLISTIC on a heckler who called him "Fredo" while he was out with his family.
Fredo is the weak, ineffective brother in the "The Godfather", and when the guy called him that, Chris said it's "like the N-word" for Italians. Which, let's be honest, is a REAL stretch
But not to Chris. He threatened to THROW THE GUY DOWN THE STAIRS.
Video of Chris' freak-out started making the rounds online, and a lot of people defended Chris . . . including CNN and SEAN HANNITY from Fox News, who also backed Chris a second time on his show last night
But that didn't stop him from apologizing. He Tweeted, quote, "Appreciate all the support but, [the] truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me. This happens all the time these days. Often in front of my family.
"But there is a lesson: No need to add to the ugliness . . . I should be better than what I oppose."
see original video below......NSFW. WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE, DO NOT WATCH IF YOUR EASILY OFFENDED