Hillary Clinton, Bill de Blasio criticized over racially tinged joke
April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized
Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio are facing criticism after a joke during a press event that some are calling racist.
The joke unfolded at New York City’s annual Inner Circle Show, a charity event hosted by local media that often includes lampooning of local politicians, particularly the mayor. (It was the event that, in 2000, was responsible for the skit that featured then-mayor Rudy Giuliani in drag sharing a moment with Donald Trump.)
Delivered by de Blasio, the joke occurred during what was supposed to be a hilarious exchange between Clinton and de Blasio with Clinton thanking de Blasio, who helmed Hillary’s 2000 U.S. Senate run and worked for then-president Bill Clinton, for his recent endorsement. The pair were joined on stage by Leslie Odom Jr., currently earning raves for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton. Read more…