That sound of something deflating you hear right now is the sound of a million “Cuomosexuals” groaning in disappointment at the same time.
Andrew Cuomo’s political legacy has come undone faster than a Biden press conference on Afghanistan. A lid has officially been called on his governorship. Cuomo exits the governor’s mansion with a trail of bodies and abused women behind him. And, tragically, even his own dog Captain, who was literally left behind in the mansion after Cuomo apparently didn’t need his humanizing influence anymore.
As the fallout from his #MeToo scandal continues to rain down the ashes of his political aspirations all around him, Andrew Cuomo has remained defiant, even to the very end. In his outgoing press conference he struck the tone of victim rather than perpetrator. Surely, no one expected different.
However, in order to salvage what is left of his career, it may be too little too late. Now comes word that The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has revoked Cuomo’s honorary Emmy. It had been awarded to the New York Governor last year as a recognition for his popular COVID press conferences.
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has taken back the honorary Emmy it had awarded then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year. In a statement, the org announced on Tuesday that “in light of the New York Attorney General’s report, and Andrew Cuomo’s subsequent resignation as Governor, it is rescinding his special 2020 International Emmy Award. His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward.”
Cuomo had been given the International Emmy Founders Award “for effective communication and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the International Academy announced last year in selecting him for the honor.
It’s almost hysterical to actually read the words on the page. The man was offered an Emmy for giving good press conference; even as seniors languished and died, trapped in COVID-ravaged nursing homes as a result of his gross mismanagement of the crisis.
The award was given to acknowledge Cuomo’s use of television to provide information and a sense of calm to viewers during the early outbreak of the pandemic. The award was created to recognize individuals for their ability to transcend cultural divides in connecting to a “common humanity.”
Laughing out loud.
Of course, it isn’t the indirect murder of thousands of New York’s most vulnerable citizens that caused the Academy to revoke the award. It was the serious but less fatal harassment allegations that did him in.
However, when it comes to humiliating an arrogant, corrupt politician I guess we’ll take what we can get.
Now if only Penguin Random House could revoke his three million dollar advance for a book based on a murderous lie.