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Albany, NY – In a press conference on Thursday, embattled New York governor Andrew Cuomo called attention to the lack of diversity among the women who’ve accused him of sexual harassment. Members of the state’s congressional black caucus joined in criticizing the group of so-called “Karens.”
Prominent gay rights activists have also questioned what they called the “sexual homogeneity” of Cuomo’s accusers, pointing out the absence of any member of the LGBTQ+ community among the rapidly-growing group.
Cuomo’s accusers, who now make up New York’s second-largest voting bloc, have also fielded criticism of a similar nature from the American Association of Retired Persons as well as the New York chapter of NAAFA, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.
Cuomo, whose approval rating among New Yorkers has dropped to twice that of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, stated that “Black is beautiful” before highlighting various alleged privileges conferred upon his accusers by virtue of their exclusively white racial composition.
The press conference concluded with the three-term governor promising to launch an investigation into why he’s never been accused of making unwelcome sexual overtures to a Muslim woman of color.Published in