New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wrecked National Bagel Day with his tweet and delete of a shout out to his favorite carbohydrate order.
The Democratic mayor, who was torched by constituents a few years back when he ate pizza with a knife and fork, set off an outcry when he dared to share the controversial way his favorite bagel was prepared.
(Video: CBS New York)
“New York City has the best bagels in the world. But our BEST bagel? Bagel Hole in Park Slope. No contest,” de Blasio wrote in the original tweet Wednesday.
But adding, “Whole wheat. Toasted. Extra cream cheese,” sent many over the edge as toasting bagels is tantamount to sacrilege for bagel aficionados.
And to add to the #BagelGate scandal, the Bagel Hole bakery in the Brooklyn neighborhood where the mayor raised his family, declared that it does not ever toast its bagels.
“We bake them here and they’re already hot,” Bagel Hole’s assistant manager Raul Perez told The New York Post. “It’s the old-fashioned way.”
Like de Blasio’s failed presidential campaign, the tweet soon disappeared, but de Blasio did return with another version of the post, this time with the offensive word removed.
New York City has the best bagels in the world. But our BEST bagel?
Bagel Hole in Park Slope. No contest.
Don’t get there as much as I used to, but it was our go-to when the kids needed a bite before Little League.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 15, 2020
Twitter users were not fooled.
Bagel Hole, de Blasio’s favorite spot, does NOT toast bagels, an employee just confirmed: “No, we don’t toast.” https://t.co/mS5tTzjnVS
— Anna Sanders (@AnnaESanders) January 15, 2020
that was fast: looks like @NYCMayor Bill de Blasio deleted his tweet claiming that the best bagel is a toasted whole wheat with extra cream cheese
leaving this horrific opinion here for posterity pic.twitter.com/OJYKJgaSrl
— Sam Brodey (@sambrodey) January 15, 2020
The mayor’s liberal policies and the epic problems facing the city don’t seem to have raised the ire of New Yorkers the way the bagel snafu did.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 16, 2020
So Camberville’s registered dummy De Blasio caused quite a stir yesterday when he mentioned toasting a fresh bagel in his tweet.
Toasting a fresh bagel is kind of a stupid Boston thing. It’s a sacrilege in NYC pic.twitter.com/1EANRsNEIN
— Boston Radio Watch® (@bostonradio) January 16, 2020
DeBlasio can GTFO with toasting a fresh bagel
— Rex Orlando (@Rex_Orlando) January 16, 2020
De Blasio about to get impeached for admitting he gets his bagel toasted
— Bryan Friedman (@blase) January 15, 2020
While there were irate attacks on the mayor, some waded into the controversy to lighten the mood, with even de Blasio commenting to one critic, “What can I say, I must have a hole in my memory.”
“This is a schmear campaign against the mayor’s preferences,” the mayor’s press secretary, Freddi Goldstein, responded.
“When he’s at a place that toasts, he gets toasted, but for Bagel Hole he’s happy to forgo the toasting,” she said.
State Senator Brad Hoylman and Manhattan City Councilman Keith Powers also offered their take.
The perfect bagel. https://t.co/lpHEsvWBdx
— Keith Powers (@KeithPowersNYC) January 15, 2020
But some #BagelGate commentators wondered if there weren’t more important things to be focused on.
The best part about not living in NYC anymore is not having to care about Bill DeBlasio’s bagel order
— Madelyn (@Madelyn_A_Owens) January 16, 2020
I hate de Blasio, but not because of his bagel order. More so because garbage-infested NYC makes Detroit look like a 28th Century Metropolis. Maybe if New Yorkers spent the 30 seconds they use to complain about bagels orders and picked up their trash, we’d live in a better city. https://t.co/AoaOBs9Ksm
— Jeeves Stopfunnery VI (@HarveyTriDent) January 16, 2020
On the day after all the impeachment news yesterday, the Daily News’ front page is on deBlasio’s bagel order. In case you are wondering how we got here.
— Josh (@YankeeJosh) January 16, 2020
#bagelgate is trending because De Blasio has a goyische bagel order.
Meanwhile, synagogues are burning across Brooklyn and Jewish kids are going to schools with swastikas spray painted on the walls.
Fight the real fights.
— Splendidman (@QLantifa) January 16, 2020
Okay, getting caught up on the Bill de Blasio bagel scandal yesterday. It is predictably dumb, as are most food scandals. Really, people should eat what they like, and if they like someone you don’t, it’s really not a political disagreement.
— Jacob Remes (@jacremes) January 16, 2020
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