NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio pokes fun at the Columbus Day parade

Mayor Bill de Blasio has just discovered a whole new world of people who can’t stand him.

Hizzoner was brutally mocked at the Columbus Day parade on Monday, where several members of the crowd shouted obscenities and insults at him as he returned to the annual Italian American festival.

“F—k you, you piece of s—t,” one man shouted at the mayor, drawing applause from the other attendees.

“F—k you, de Blasio. You piece of garbage,” shouted another as the mayor strolled down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. “Get out of here, you piece of s—t. you are garbage ”

Eastern villager Suzanne Miller waved an Italian flag as she explained to The Post why she felt the mayor had received such a cold welcome.

“I love my New Yorkers. I love my color blue. I’m tired of guilt. I’m tired of dividing it into people,” she said angrily. “He can go to God – Hell.”

Many hecklers ridiculed de Blasio when he took pictures with Cardinal Timothy Dolan on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio receives a less than friendly greeting when he attends New York's Columbus Day Parade on October 11, 2021.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio receives a less than friendly greeting at the Columbus Day Parade in New York on October 11, 2021.
Ryan Rahman/Pacific Press via Zuma Wire

However, the Archbishop of New York defended de Blasio.

“All I can say is this: He and I get along well. We talk openly and disagree on things, but he’s been a gentleman. We’ve worked together. Have there been disputes? Sure,” Dolan told The Post. “In general, I’m grateful — so grateful — that we got on so well.”

Parade participants — numbers less than 10,000 “less than usual,” according to the NYPD — were not as pleased with the mayor.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan defended New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who said he and de Blasio get along very well.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan defended New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who said he and de Blasio get along very well.
Gabrielle Holterman / SIPA USA) (SIPA via AP Images

“Yeah for FDNY, boo for you,” said one.

“Can’t wait for you to go,” another scoffed at the lame-duck mayor.

“You suck,” one taunted de Blasio with his thumb.

According to the NYPD, even those attending the parade were not as happy with the mayor.
According to the NYPD, parade participants were not happy with the mayor.
GNMiller/NYPost

The reaction was no surprise to Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliva, who predicted de Blasio would be ridiculed at an event celebrating Italian heritage.

“I’m waiting for Bill de Blasio to be boo,” said the Guardian Angels founder. “He got elected saying he’s 100 percent Italian, now watch the Italians boo!”

Before the event, the mayor said he was “very proud” of his Italian heritage, and could honor it with Indigenous People’s Day.

The removal of Columbus Day from the school calendar and replacing it with Indigenous People's Day led to several abuses being thrown in de Blasio's way.
The removal of Columbus Day from the school calendar and replacing it with Indigenous People’s Day led to several abuses being thrown in de Blasio’s way.
Ira L. Black / Corbis via Getty Im

“Italian Americans, millions of Italian Americans, came to this country, to make this country a better place. You have to respect the Italian American people. This should be the day,” he told a group of reporters before marching. “It doesn’t have to be a contradiction. Let’s love and respect Italian American heritage. I’m very, very proud of it. Let’s also acknowledge and support the history of Native Americans.”

Although he is of Italian descent on his mother’s side, de Blasio has not often enjoyed a close association with the Italian American community of the Big Apple.

In 2019, Meyer was reprimanded when his wife, Chirlane McCray, removed Mother Frances Cabrini, America’s first canonical saint, from the list of women in question for a statue in the five boroughs.

According to the statements, Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliva feared a hostile reaction.
According to the statements, Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliva feared a hostile reaction.
Kena Betancur / AFP via Getty Images

Last year, de Blasio sparked outrage from his fellow Italian Americans when the city’s public school system abolished Columbus Day, replacing it with Indigenous People’s Day.

Also in 2020, de Blasio was left out of New York’s major Columbus Day event. The head of the Columbus Citizens Foundation told The Post that Mayer was not invited to speak at the virtual event after the in-person event was canceled due to the pandemic.

“No, they weren’t invited,” Angelo Vivolo, president of the foundation that hosts the annual Columbus Day parade, told The Post at the time.

.

Leave a Comment