Closeup of Andrew Cuomo's torso dressed in a white polo shirt with protrusions around the nipple areas that look like piercings

Andrew Cuomo's Nipple Piercings

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Andrew Cuomo's Nipple Piercings refers to an image macro of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking during a press conference at the Javits Center in March 2020. The image went viral on Reddit and Twitter after many noticed protrusions around his right nipple under his white shirt speculating that it was a nipple piercing. Many used the hashtag #NippleGate when discussing the photos.

Origin

On March 27th, 2020, Redditor StormPuppies posted a screenshot of Cuomo at the press conference with the caption, "Is it just me or is Cuomo's nipple totally pierced?" to r/Funny[1] which received over 3,100 points (94% upvoted) in three days (shown below). Redditor SnipeyMcSnipe commented with a link to a Flickr[2] album from the event with clearer pictures.


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On March 30th, 2020, Twitter user @alexjs85[3] tweeted, "Andrew Cuomo looked disgusting--nipple piercings protruding--in his white shirt before Emergency Room Physicians. Very very disrespectful" (shown below, left). The tweet gained over 4,800 likes and 520 retweets in a day. That same day, Facebook[4] user So Let's Talk About posted the screenshot of Cuomo with the caption, "Governor Nipple Piercing says we in lockdown for another two weeks. How y'all doing? Much like Cuomo's tit jewelry, I haven't quite wrapped my head around what's happening" (shown below, right). The post accumulated over 150 reacts in a day.


windsurfing with Sting in Montserrat @alexjs85 Andrew Cuomo looked disgusting--nipple piercings protruding--in his white shirt before Emergency Room Physicians. Very very disrespectful. DUNK Governor w M. Cuom 4:42 PM - Mar 30, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone So Let's Talk About sita 21 hrs O Governor Nipple Piercing says we in lockdown for another two weeks. How y'all doing? Much like Cuomo's t-- jewelry, I haven't quite wrapped my head around what's happening.

On March 31st, many Twitter users began to use the hashtag #NippleGate when discussing the possible piercing. Twitter user @MarkDice[5] tweeted, "Please tell me Fredo’s brother the Governor of New York doesn’t have his nipples pierced. #NippleGate" (shown below). The tweet gained over 5,400 likes and 1,600 retweets that day. Paper Mag[6] and Heavy[7] published articles on the possible pierced nipples.


Mark Dice @MarkDice Please tell me Fredo's brother the Governor of New York doesn't have his n------ pierced. #NippleGate CON FO NKIN Governor w M. Cuom 3:58 AM - Mar 31, 2020 · Twitter for iPad

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кат @katie_grant5 choose your fighter: Cuomo's nipple piercing or Joe Exotic's eyebrow ring SW 6:28 PM · Mar 30, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Zach D Roberts @zdroberts So. Is the NY State unemployment site not working for everyone else too, or is it just me. I assume it's just me for making fun of Cuomo's nipple piercings in this photo. JANCE-NTEGRIT 5:42 PM - Mar 28, 2020 from New York, USA - Twitter for Android WOR Gabrielle Bluestone @g_bluestone I thought this tweet was a joke but now I'm genuinely curious + really need to scrub my search history 605 gettymages Give Me Internet @GiveMelnternet · Mar 28 Isit just me or is Cuomo's nipple totally pierced? 5:21 PM - Mar 29, 2020 - Twitter for iPhone Rogan O'Handley @DC_Draino I may be confident but I'm not "Andrew Cuomo exposing his pierced n------ during a pandemic press conference" confident DUNK Governor w M. Cuom 11:28 AM Mar 31, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone jourdyn berry @JourdynBerry Only thing getting me through this is the possibility that Cuomo has a nipple piercing. Andrew M. CHomo 9:54 PM - Mar 30, 2020 - Twitter for iPhone Walter • @78woj #NippleGate I went through my stash of Andrew Cuomo's photos and it appears (at least according to my visual analysis) that back in summer 2017 there were no piercings in his n------. No dumblebars detected. IONY 2 Andrew Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo 6:32 PM - Mar 30, 2020 - Twitter Web App

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External References

[1] Reddit – r/funny

[2] Flickr – GovernorAndrewCuomo

[3] Twitter – alexjs85

[4] Facebook – SoLetsTalkAbout

[5] Twitter – MarkDice

[6] PaperMag – AndrewCuomo Nipples

[7] Heavy – Gorernor Cuomo Pierced Nipples

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