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Mayor Bill de Blasio Becomes The ‘Michael Scott’ Of NYC

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is catching heat after photos surfaced from a Sikh Cultural Society event over the weekend.

“New York City is fortunate enough to be home to one of the largest Sikh populations anywhere. It was my honor to join the Sikh Cultural Society and participate in the Dastar Bandhi turban tying ceremony with the community today,” de Blasio tweeted along with photos of him wearing a turban.

The internet immediately jumped in with references to The Office character Michael Scott, who blundered his way through many cultural landmines in the show’s run.

The Sikh Cultural Society released a statement spinning the faux pas as a call to end judgments based on appearances, which, ironically, seems to pertain only to liberals making grand gestures. Anyone else dipping their toe into another culture tends to face immediate scrutiny and scolding from an ideological base that claims to care about inclusion, but is addicted to division. Of course, de Blasio took the opportunity to speak out of both sides of his mouth.

“It is an honor because we are here today sending a message that the city—this country and this world—needs this message that we are all together,” de Blasio said.

“A message of respect. A message of inclusion. The Sikh community has contributed profoundly to New York City. I want to make it very clear New York City is a better place because of this community. We need this community; we cherish this community. And yet, in a world where there’s so much misunderstanding. And too many biases and prejudices, we have to fight every day, every one of us to remind people of these great contributions to remind people, the value of this community and why all of us need to stand shoulder to shoulder.”

If you believe this nonsense, but also think that cultures should be vehemently protected from appropriation, then I have a half-finished bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

Written by TK Sanders

TK is a southerner who has lived on both coasts and definitely prefers sunshine to snow. A former entertainment executive in Los Angeles, he was run out of Hollywood for misgendering a director's dog, and is now forced to blog for a living. Breaking 80 will always be his number one goal in life.

Follow him on Twitter @outkicktommy.

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  1. New Yorkers (the ones with all the money) are a bunch of the most racist people that live in America. They aren’t happy that their city has gone to shit but they vote asswipes like Billy D in because it shows they care about the plebes who work in the city. The millennials are clearly clueless but keep the city alive however most of them are socialists or worse yet communists. The women rule and the men (I use that term loosely, are a bunch of dweebs & pussies). That pretty much sums up the Big Apple today.

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