The honeymoon is over: Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was seen using utensils to consume a slice during lunch today at Goodfellas Pizza on Staten Island, horrifying onlookers. Worse, he flip-flopped, switching back and forth between fork and hand.
You know who else used a fork to eat New York City pizza?
SCANDAL! SCANDOLA! NYC MAYOR de BLASIO EATS PIZZA WITH KNIFE AND FORK! DETAILS EMERGING! pic.twitter.com/HmwM8iIoOS— Josh Robin (@joshrobin) January 10, 2014
Bill switches up. Started with fork and knife remembered he wasn't Donald Trump and began to use hands pic.twitter.com/RHM0YKOij9— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) January 10, 2014
Back to fork! Pizza on the Rock pic.twitter.com/kH3IlqS0hm— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) January 10, 2014
.@BilldeBlasio goes for slice #3. Note: the 104-year-old guy eating pizza with the mayor is simply using his hands.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) January 10, 2014
The man has some things to learn about this city yet.
Update: Mayor De Blasio blames Italy, as if this isn't America.
Update: DeBlasio argues he's just being authentic, says he picked up pizza-with-utensils habit while visiting Italy, "my ancestral homeland"— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) January 10, 2014
De Blasio notes that the slice in question "had a lot on it." Adds: "I've been in Italy a lot."— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) January 10, 2014
And some additional damage control:
Staten Island's Goodfellas Pizza -- good however you slice it. pic.twitter.com/MxKhHaf1ID— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) January 10, 2014