A top aide to New York City Major Bill de Blasiofaced criticism Thursday after posting an image of himself posing next to a sign reading “Fuck Whiteness” to Facebook.
To celebrate my mama’s birthday, we took to the streets to stand in solidarity with immigrant New Yorkers. #AquiEstamos #HereToStay,” advisor Lincoln Restler wrote in the post. Restler (who is white) carried a sign reading “Black + Brown + Immigrant Lives Matter” while his sister carried the “Fuck Whiteness” sign.
That post has since been deleted and Restler has deleted his Twitter account. But screengrabs of the image are still making their way around Twitter.
A de Blasio spokesman told The New York Daily News that the mayor did not agree with that sentiment. “No doubt the message was inartful and not clear enough in its intent and that’s why Lincoln took it off his page,” he said.
[Image via screengrab]