New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to get creative in his efforts to get people vaccinated for COVID but it’s just coming off as cringe.
During a recent presser, he tried to use an offer by a fast food restaurant to entice New Yorkers.
It was a bizarre specatcle.
The Blaze reports:
Mayor Bill de Blasio mocked over ‘cringe’ stunt aimed at enticing New Yorkers to get vaccinated
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) received a lot of attention online Thursday after he made a big production of a promotion aimed at enticing his constituents to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
But reactions were overwhelmingly critical of de Blasio’s display, mocking him for an array of reasons.
What are the details?
De Blasio was plugging an offer from Shake Shack, a burger chain offering a free burger and fries to New York City customers who present confirmation that they have been fully vaccinated.
To drive the point home, de Blasio munched on fries while still talking and holding up the side item, saying, “You’re saying I can get these delicious fries — wait a minute, but there’s also a burger element to this?”
The mayor then holds up a burger for all to see, saying, “I want you to look at this and think about — again some people like hamburgers, some don’t, I really want to respect all ways of life — if this is appealing to you, just think of this when you think of vaccination.”
Watch the video below:
This might be the most desperate, cringe inducing attempt I’ve seen to sell the vaccine to people. Embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/3vWoF1SYzD
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 13, 2021
So fast food is OK now?
NYC banned large soft drinks because of obesity and now they are promoting give free french fries?@BilldeBlasio is indeed the worse Mayor ever and a huge left-wing hypocrite.
I heard NYC taxpayers are still waiting for him to return the nearly $1 billion his wife wasted. https://t.co/UPIo78mlpX
— RoadMN (@RoadMN) May 13, 2021
Is there nothing this man cannot ruin? https://t.co/WCCYNlorOC
— MicDre (@dremicdre) May 13, 2021
So much cringe.