Backlash After De Blasio Staffer Posts ‘F*** WHITENESS’ Photo
A senior adviser to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking heat after uploading a photo to Facebook that showed his sister holding a “Fuck Whiteness” sign.
Lincoln Restler, a white employee of the mayor’s, posted the photo of his mother, father and sister online Monday while taking “to the streets to stand in solidarity with immigrant New Yorkers.”
“To celebrate my mama’s birthday,” the post reads.
According to The New York Daily News, Eric Phillips, a spokesman for the mayor, claimed de Blasio was initially unaware of the post and found the picture to be inappropriate.
“No doubt the message was inartful and not clear enough in its intent and that’s why Lincoln took it off his page,” Phillips said, adding that the sign was meant to protest “white supremacy.”