Flight Attendant actress Rosie Perez, who has been a vocal supporter of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during his Emmy award winning daily coronavirus briefings, has changed her tune about the lawmaker in the wake of his sex scandals.
Cuomo said he “never knew at the time I was making anyone feel uncomfortable,” and “learned an important lesson,” during a Wednesday press conference.
“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it,” he stated. “I feel awful about it, and frankly I am embarrassed by it.”
Perez weighed in on his comments during a podcast interview. “I have to say, especially with the second allegation and with his recent comment of — you know, his apology, if you will — it was disheartening, it was very, very disheartening and disappointing,” Perez said.
She shared that her handlers had warned her not to give her opinion on the topic. “But after yesterday, you can’t stay silent — because then you are hypocritical,” she remarked.
Perez and Comedian Chris Rock appeared at Cuomo’s May 31st press conference to encourage New York residents to wear masks in public. “Wear a mask, please,” Perez urged. “The numbers in our communities are staggering. This is not a joke, this is not a hoax. This is real.”
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The Democrat activist admitted, “And it’s hard. I know a lot of people on social media … say, ‘Oh, you praised him and how do you feel now? Aren’t you hypocritical?’”
Despite that, she still believes in the governor’s “Mask Up, America” campaign. “I’m not hypocritical; I do praise him for what he did initially during the pandemic in regards to asking New Yorkers and the nation to mask up. You know, I will still praise him for that.”
But Cuomo’s apology, not so much. “With this sexual scandal, it’s just — come on, dude, really?” Perez said. “I think that there should be an investigation, and it should be investigated very thoroughly.” Nothing that “his apology is an admission of guilt to an extent, you know?”
Though the governor has stated, “I’m not going to resign,” Perez thinks the chances he will remain in office are bleak. “I don’t know how Cuomo’s going to survive.”