Bloomberg Did Not Particularly Like His Nanny Clothes in Ad

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Gothamist.com

Who knew an overdose on calories could piss so many people off?

After Mayor Bloomberg announced his soda ban this past week, the blogosphere and Tweet-world exploded with arguments over whether or not this was a legal move against obesity. And the tensions were high: fellow Voice writer James King vented his frustration against the "nanny state" move and wrote, "Mike Bloomberg says his Big Gulp ban doesn't take away the rights of anyone - which is bullshit."

This bubbly opposition culminated in a full-page ad taken out in yesterday's New York Times, paid for by The Center for Consumer Freedom, an activist business group that is funded by restaurants, food companies and individual consumers, according to their website. The page depicts Bloomberg as a Photoshop-ed Nanny, in the vein of Mrs. Doubtfire, hovering over New York City with the declaration of "New Yorkers Need a Mayor, Not a Nanny."

But the Hozziner was more upset about the clothing choice of the ad then its actual political content.


At a press conference this morning, Bloomberg insisted that reporters asked him about the Nanny ad. And he had this to say to Times reporter Kate Taylor:




He has a good point: that picture is going to haunt our dreams for days to come... courtesy of The Center for Consumer Freedom. We all remember the last time a Mayor decided to throw a dress on and Giuliani did it willingly.

It probably would have been a bit more appropriate to answer the questions posed in the ad. Especially these "hard-hitting" and logical questions in its full text:

"Bye, Bye, Venti. Nanny Bloomberg has taken his strange obsession with what you eat one step further. He now wants to make it illegal to serve "sugary drinks" bigger than 16 oz. What's next? Limits on the width of a pizza slice, size of a hamburger or amount of cream cheese on your bagel?"

Are you going to stop me from enjoying my poppy seed bagel, Bloomberg? Who cares about the dress; what about my burger from Shake Shack? And are we all going to be doomed to eating slivers of Sicilian slices for years to come?

The only thing we know for sure is that Bloomberg would never wear a Nanny dress. And that's simply not the information we're looking for.

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10 comments
cnn
cnn

All crazy what he did.

ea
ea

Someone should look at his income.  12oz is the normal soda.  He wants to ban the 16oz.  He loses on 4oz of sugar water.  When an average buyer grabs two 12 ouncers at a higher price per volume he will win.  Thank gods for bean counters.

Mreedosb
Mreedosb

Hey look, NYCers elected the Billionaire know-it-all.  Now, some of them are sorry... like the rest of the US voters are with the Federal Nanny.  It's time to fix our problems, and try to remember not to repeat the mistakes.

Hubbahubba
Hubbahubba

Great image but the hips are too small and it should have been accompanied by a soaked-in-moneyed-entitlement whine.

Sugarmommydate.com
Sugarmommydate.com

 I like older women, and Ifind the perfect place to meet them, S_u_g_a_r_m_o_m_m_y_d_a_t_e___c_o_m ,Safe and interesting, you should have a try.

Mark Sutton
Mark Sutton

 "New Yorkers Need a Mayor, Not a Nanny."  LOL, even NYers tire of the Blooming Idiot

Juddty
Juddty

So now people will buy 2 drinks instead of one..

carla5731
carla5731

Those are some serious birthing hips!

Mbmorrow4
Mbmorrow4

Even Guiliani wouldn't wear that dress.

Elli7000
Elli7000

Boy I sure wish Bloomberg would work on traffic reduction on the belt and van wick . Oh yeah his little feelings were hurt on his congestion plans, so he ditched.

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