NYC Mayor De Blasio is booed at Global Citizen Concert weeks after being harassed at Homecoming event
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was greeted with boos at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday — just weeks after he was harassed at another concert in Central Park.
The crowd at the 24-hour Global Citizen Live broadcast event focused on showing De Blasio that he was not welcome at the event, which featured celebrities such as Harry and Meghan, J-Lo, Coldplay and Lizzo.
Just over a month ago, de Blasio elicited the same reaction from attendees celebrating the city’s coming back to life after the pandemic on the Homecoming concert in Central Park.
The Homecoming concert was dramatically canceled midway through, and revelers were told to leave Central Park immediately and seek shelter as Hurricane Henri swept across the city.
The Blasio and NYC officials had ignored a tropical storm watch for the Big Apple prior to the concert.
And despite the blazing sun on Saturday before the Global Citizen concert, the audience was just as relentless toward the mayor.
By contrast, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was cheered by an enthusiastic crowd as he spoke about laws Congress could work on to combat climate change.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was greeted with cheers at the Global Citizen Live broadcast event on Saturday
De Blasio chose to ignore the resistance and gave props to the event on Twitter
De Blasio chose to ignore the resistance and gave props to the event on Twitter.
‘@GlblCtzn unites the world around the common goal of giving every citizen a voice and leaving a better planet for our children. Honored to be there tonight. #GlobalCitizenLive,” the mayor wrote.
However, people did not let him forget that he was not warmly welcomed at the festival in the reactions.
He also received criticism for his performances at the star-studded event and at the World Trade Center Observatory with Meghan and Harry, while only reluctantly agreeing to visit the crisis-stricken Rikers Island prison.
It marks the first time since 2017 that De Blasio has visited the understaffed, overcrowded prison, where 11 people have died in the past year, inmates reportedly use communal bags as a toilet and are denied meals, medicines and transport to court.
One user wrote: ‘You can perform with Harry & Megan, go to concerts like this…but you won’t have time until next week to deal with the increasing deaths and dysfunction at Rikers. Mmm.’
He was also criticized for appearing at the star-studded event while reluctantly agreeing to visit Rikers Island after 4 years, as the facility is reportedly in dire conditions
De Blasio has also been criticized for his performances at the star-studded event and at the World Trade Center Observatory with Meghan and Harry and Governor Hochul
For de Blasio, a mayor with an approval rate of just 37 percent, mockery has become the norm
Twitter users also didn’t pass up the chance to point out his recent appearance at the $35,000-a-ticket Met Gala with his wife and son.
For de Blasio, a mayor with an approval rate of just 37 percent, mockery has become the norm.
On Sept. 6, he was met with outrage by victims of Huracane Ida in a Queens neighborhood who blamed the mayor’s office for failing to warn New Yorkers about the magnitude of the storm in a timely manner, as 13 were killed while basements were built. in the city full of rain. water.
Even at events of a light-hearted nature, such as the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest on Independence Day, de Blasio can’t help but splurge.
Re-elected in 2017 and unable to run for a third term, De Blasio will go down in history as one of New York City’s worst-rated mayors
Even at events of a light-hearted nature, such as the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest on Independence Day, de Blasio can’t help but splurge. Pictured on Independence Day during the match
And New Yorkers have also taken to social media to share their disapproval.
Speaking of the mayor’s performance at the Global Citizen Festival, Twitter user David de Trollio said: “This ‘mayor’ has made the city a place to avoid, more than ever in my life. A good friend and I both passed on high paying positions in the city, mainly due to safety factors. The Dinkins’ years are almost a pleasant memory compared to now.’
Another user agreed, also comparing de Blasio to David Dinkins, the 106th mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993, whose governance was considered too soft at a time when the city was ravaged by crime, drugs, riots, racial divisions and an AIDS epidemic.
“One of the reasons I left when I did. It’s my home and I’ll miss it every day of my life, but as a kid growing up in NYC in the 80’s right through to the end of the Bloomberg era, I knew we were ready for a leftist madman. And we have the worst of all. Worse than Dinkens…’ said @GypsySol77.
De Blasio was re-elected in 2017 and cannot run for a third term.
The disapproval for de Blasio appears to be unanimous among New Yorkers on social media
Twitter users compared De Blasio to David Dinkins, whose governance was seen as too slack at a time when the city was ravaged by crime, drugs, riots, racial divisions and an AIDS epidemic