MAYOR Invoice de Blasio has been slammed for dancing in abandoned Instances Sq. on New 12 months’s Eve as Covid-ravaged New Yorkers proceed to be locked down.
The New York City mayor slow-danced along with his spouse Chirlane McCray after the crystal ball dropped at midnight.
The New York Metropolis mayor sluggish danced along with his spouse Chirlane McCray after the crystal ball dropped at midnightCredit score: Getty – Pool
Mayor de Blasio shared this photograph of his NYE celebration to TwitterCredit score: Invoice de Blasio/Twitter
Frank Sinatra’s well-known music New York, New York performed all through an empty Instances Sq. on Thursday night time as de Blasio had one hand positioned gently on his spouse’s again whereas they rocked back-and-forth.
The NYC Mayor’s Workplace tweeted a 21-second video of the couple’s celebration within the early hours of January 1, 2021 – prompting social media backlash.
“Blissful #NewYear from the best metropolis on this planet,” the workplace wrote to Twitter.
De Blasio and his spouse had been each carrying masks as they danced on a stage in Manhattan’s main business intersection.
Confetti flies by means of the air in New York Metropolis’s Instances Sq. after the ball-dropCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Andy Cohen, the co-host of CNN’s New 12 months’s Eve Dwell present, rapidly ranted about Mayor de Blasio on dwell TVCredit score: CNN
De Blasio and his spouse wore face masks to the annual occasionCredit score: 2020 Gary Hershorn
The mayor’s beloved city was empty for the ball-drop as millions were forced to celebrate at home in the course of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
As of 11am on Friday morning, the video clip obtained greater than 450,000 views and a whole lot of disapproving feedback.
One social media wrote to Twitter: “Makes me sick, please resign. Thanks.”
One other tweeted: “That is like if George Bush had danced on the rubble of the World Commerce Middle.”
Manhattan’s main business intersection was stuffed with confetti after the annual ball-dropCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The NYC mayor’s beloved metropolis was empty for the ball-dropCredit score: Splash Information
“On behalf of all New Yorkers and individuals who had been instructed to remain house on New Years Eve…. GO F***YOURSELF!” one other Twitter person commented.
One indignant commenter wrote: “Shut down town however have your personal non-public social gathering in Instances Sq.. What a clown of mayor. The best metropolis on this planet deserves higher.”
In the meantime, Andy Cohen, the co-host of CNN’s New 12 months’s Eve Dwell present, additionally had some harsh phrases to say in the direction of the NYC mayor.
Cohen, 52, denounced the mayor’s midnight dance after having a drink along with his co-host Anderson Cooper, who appeared agitated as he gagged after swallowing no matter he ingested.
Cohen lifted his fingers within the air as he criticized Mayor de BlasioCredit score: CNN
In response to Cooper’s freak-out, Cohen stated: “Alright, alright – That’s how I felt after I noticed Mayor de Blasio dancing simply now.
“I simply don’t have to see that firstly of 2021.”
Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York performed all through an empty Instances Sq. on Thursday night time as de Blasio danced along with his spouseCredit score: NYC Mayor’s Workplace/Twitter
Andy Cohen yelled: ‘Do one thing with this metropolis! Truthfully, get it collectively!’Credit score: CNN
Cohen then lifted his fingers up, appeared within the air, and raised his voice.
He yelled: “Do one thing with this metropolis! Truthfully, get it collectively!”
Earlier than denouncing the mayor, Cohen – donning a brilliant purple, hooded-jacket – celebrated the shut of 2020.
“And 2020 is freakin’ gone. We flushed it down the bathroom just like the fecal mess that’s was.”
Co-hosts Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper shared a drink collectively after the ball-dropCredit score: CNN
Earlier than taking a drink, Cohen stated: ‘And 2020 is freakin’ gone. We flushed it down the bathroom just like the fecal mess that’s was’Credit score: CNN
Mayor de Blasio himself shared a photograph of his NYE celebration and wrote to Twitter: “Blissful New 12 months, New York Metropolis!
“As a metropolis, as a neighborhood, we’ve got been by means of a lot this yr. We confirmed our resolve and proved New York Metropolis will come again stronger than ever.”
His publish was additionally hit with essential commentary, studying, “That is the yr we eliminate De Blasio! Countdown till November!” and “You’ve destroyed this metropolis.”
The mayor pushed the Waterford crystal button to immediate the NYE ball-drop and his dance strikes – because the United States rang within the new yr underneath a shadow of Covid.
An empty Instances Sq. is seen after the NYC ball-dropCredit score: EPA
Confetti falls in Instances Sq. after the crystal ball dropped in New York MetropolisCredit score: EPA
NYPD police are seen in an empty Instances Sq. earlier than the NYC New 12 months’s Eve celebrationCredit score: Getty Photographs
Many Individuals appeared ahead to the beginning of 2021, because the 2020 got here to an in depth because the US recorded no less than 19.7million confirmed coronavirus instances and 342,414 Covid deaths.
As a “Tremendous-Covid” pressure, which is believed to have originated within the United Kingdom, is making its means throughout the nation, many have chosen to have fun New 12 months’s Eve from the consolation of their properties.
New York Metropolis’s Instances Sq. was an uncommon sight to see because it was closed to the general public main as much as the annual ball drop.
Dwell performances passed off all through the night time to have fun New Year’s Eve 2021.
Jaclyn Bernstein of New York stands in confetti after the Instances Sq. New 12 months’s Eve ball dropped early on FridayCredit score: AP:Related Press
Instances Sq. as seen on Thursday night timeCredit score: The Mega Company
Performances for ABC’s Dick Clark’s New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve had been achieved by Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, and Machine Gun Kelly.
Previous to the ball-drop in NYC, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Dr Jill Biden, experienced a confetti popper mishap after urging Individuals to get vaccinated in opposition to Covid.
The awkward second passed off on dwell TV as the previous vp, 78, and his 69-year-old spouse appeared on ABC.