Andrew Yang triggers backlash for using profanity during town hall: ‘You don’t say sh*t in a church’

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE


CHECK OUT WeThePeople.store for best SWAG!

New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang triggered a little backlash Saturday when he used profanity while delivering a speech at a campaign event in a Brooklyn Heights church, though the backlash quickly turned against the complainers.

He’d been speaking at the St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church about how NYC has transformed him from a punk kid who knew nothing into a high-profile Democrat politician when he suddenly used the profanity.

I moved here as a 21-year-old law student at Columbia. I didn’t know s–t,” he said.

He then chuckled for a few seconds before moving on, though quite tellingly, nobody else in the church chuckled along with him.

“I have had the kind of life and career that I could never have even dreamt of as that 21-year-old, and every single good thing that has happened to me personally and professionally was made possible by New York City,” he continued.

Listen:

In response to the 1-second use of profanity, several local journalists rushed to attack Yang.

Gloria Pazmino, a “reporter” for station NY1, falsely tweeted that he’d said, “When I moved to New York City, i didn’t know s–t.”

Errol Louis, an NY1 podcaster and New Yorok Daily News columnist, sarcastically wrote in his own tweet, “No worries; #YangGang will explain how this makes him the best possible leader in the history of NYC.”

Some everyday folks also came after the Democrat political candidate.

Look:

For the most part, though, the backlash happened in reverse, with the popular Democrat’s supporters telling the complainers to chill out.

His supporters also aimed fury at the two NY1 contributors mentioned earlier for taking Yang out of context and mocking him.

Look:

This backlash against the backlash was motivated by the fact that like former President Donald Trump, Yang is a non-establishment outsider who’s greatly liked by NYC’s citizens, according to polling data, but who’s abhorred by the city’s elites.

Pazmino and Louis’s own employer found in a poll published last month that Yang was leading the race with 22 percent of support, up ahead by nine points against Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams, who was in second place.

A new GQR poll published last week found that Eric Adams had swung ahead of Yang with 21 percent of support to Yang’s now 18 percent. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

In a monologue earlier this month, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson noted that Adams is a gun-toting former NYPD captain who, unlike Yang and de Blasio, wants to be tough — not soft — on crime.

DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW

Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Vivek Saxena

Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles