Who knew an overdose on calories could piss so many people off?
At a press conference this morning, Bloomberg insisted that reporters asked him about the Nanny ad. And he had this to say to Times reporter Kate Taylor:
— Kate Taylor (@katetaylornyt) June 3, 2012
He has a good point: that picture is going to haunt our dreams for days to come… courtesy of The Center for Consumer Freedom. We all remember the last time a Mayor decided to throw a dress on and Giuliani did it willingly.
It probably would have been a bit more appropriate to answer the questions posed in the ad. Especially these “hard-hitting” and logical questions in its full text:
“Bye, Bye, Venti. Nanny Bloomberg has taken his strange obsession with what you eat one step further. He now wants to make it illegal to serve “sugary drinks” bigger than 16 oz. What’s next? Limits on the width of a pizza slice, size of a hamburger or amount of cream cheese on your bagel?”
Are you going to stop me from enjoying my poppy seed bagel, Bloomberg? Who cares about the dress; what about my burger from Shake Shack? And are we all going to be doomed to eating slivers of Sicilian slices for years to come?
The only thing we know for sure is that Bloomberg would never wear a Nanny dress. And that’s simply not the information we’re looking for.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 3, 2012