Today the city council held a moment of silence for Michael Jackson and councilmembers Inez Dickens and Helen Diane Foster gave the King of Pop a nice tribute, but just as things got underway several members walked out. Staten Island’s James Oddo confirmed to Azi Paybarah that he walked out in response to the tribute. His fellow Staten Islanders Erich Ulrich and Vinny Ignizio also left, though Ulrich said he just wanted to talk to Oddo. Lew Fidler said he left because Jackson “was probably a serial pedophile, may have well died of a drug overdose.” Peter Vallone Jr. said he was “looking for a cup of coffee” and winked.
We don’t get all the hatin’. Today the city council also bestowed a Queens corner with the name Run-DMC JMJ Way, and we understand those fellows would frequently run amuck upon the sucker duck punks that they were steppin‘ on.