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Mayor Booed At Parade For Comments About The Irish

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Paradegoers in the Rockaways booed Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his comments made about the Irish (Credit: File)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Attendees to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Rockaways on Saturday reminded Mayor Bloomberg that they did not forgive or forget about his comments about the Irish.

Many booed and heckled the mayor during the 30-block route for his comments made at an Irish Historical Society dinner last month, referring to inebriated people “hanging out the window.”

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“Normally when I walk by this building there are a bunch of people that are totally inebriated hanging out the window waving. I know that’s a stereotype of the Irish. Nevertheless, we Jews from around the corner think this,” Bloomberg said.

He later apologized for his remarks, adding that he did not mean for it to offend anyone.

The mayor will march in two other parades on Sunday—the annual Staten Island parade at 12:30 and the parade in Sunnyside, Queens.

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