‘REJECTED’: NYC mayor’s apology for using anti-white slur doesn’t go over well

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams has apologized after a video of him using a racial slur to describe his former white co-workers went viral, yet another embarrassing stumble in what has been a rough start to his tenure as the new leader of the crime-ravaged metropolis.

In the video, Adams who is a retired police officer was speaking at the Harlem Business Alliance where he regaled the crowd with a boastful account of his career as he made the case for his mayoral run which would ultimately be successful.

“Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers’ a**, man,” Adams said.

“I was unbelievable in the police department with 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement,” he added in a reference to the New York-based advocacy group which, according to its website, “focuses on fighting injustices between the African American community and their interactions with the New York City Police Department (NYPD).”

(Video: Thomas Lopez-Pierre – You Tube)

“I became a sergeant, a lieutenant, and a captain, you know the story,” he said, “some people oversell it trying to reinvent me, but the reality is, what I was then is who I am now.”

On Friday, when asked to comment on the video during a press conference, Adams said, “Inappropriate comments, should not have been used. Someone asked me a question using that comment and playing on that word. I responded in that comment. But clearly, it’s a comment that should not be used and I apologize not only to those who heard it but to New Yorkers because they should expect more from me, and that was inappropriate,”

His apology came only days after Adams met with President Joe Biden, proudly calling himself the “Biden of Brooklyn” as he made his case for federal intervention to crack down on guns as the bodies continue to pile up in his city.

The man who posted the video of Hizzoner’s invoking of the racial slur did so knowing that it would create a stir, according to the Big Apple’s CBS affiliate which noted that the clip was “in the middle of a half-hour appearance” by Adams.

“Why did you pick that specific point to want to start your clip?” CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer asked Thomas Lopez-Pierre of the Black Lives Matter Real Estate Forum.

“Because we live in a social media world and I knew it would be attention-grabbing,” he said, with the news outlet adding that he didn’t post the video at the time of the speech “because he thought it would hurt Adams’ chances of being elected mayor.”

Twitter users weren’t down with Adams’ incendiary language nor were they impressed by his apology and took to the platform where they publicly flogged him.

Former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio may be gone but the controversy at City Hall hasn’t missed a beat with his successor and Eric Adams is off to a rip-roaring start.


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