NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is canceling the live celebration surrounding the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in favor of a virtual effort this year. Yes, a VIRTUAL parade.
This just adds to the list of fear porn-driven, terrible ideas that have come out of New York since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
“It will not be the same parade we’re used to,” de Blasio said. “[Macy’s is] reinventing the event for this moment in history. And you will be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day.”
No, you will not.
This is continuing to cancel joy.
An unhappy American people is more likely vote for a change in government leadership at the highest level. If anyone believes this is about public safety and not power, there is a sweet bridge for sale just on the outskirts of town.
BREAKING REPORT: Bill de Blasio CANCELS Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, says it will be VIRTUAL this year…— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) September 14, 2020
Macy’s said in a statement that the parade will still have the floats, performers and, of course, Santa Claus but it will not have fans lining the streets nor the traditional handlers of the floats, rather re-designed car riggings.
“There are some things we still can’t do,” de Blasio added. “We’re looking forward to a lot of them coming back in 2021.”
The production of the 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place over two days. The performers will be socially distant and still normalizing the use of masks. It will air on NBC, Thursday, November 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
If you even care anymore.