Remember De Blasio eating pizza with a knife and fork? Now it's revealed he struggles with chopsticks: 'I need a remedial class'

David Caplan
February 13, 2020 - 10:52 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- In January 2014, New Yorkers gasped when Mayor Bill De Blasio was photographed at Goodfellas on Staten Island eating a pizza with the assistance of a knife and fork.

Fast forward four years, and the mayor is once again raising eyebrows over a utensil-related issue -- and he unabashedly admits it.

This time, it's over chopsticks. He was in Flushing, Queens Thursday afternoon eating dim sum at the Royal Queen in New World Mall in an effort to encourage New Yorkers to not fall for the coronavirus hysteria and eat at the city's Asian-American-owned restaurants, which are experiencing a significant drop in business. 

Apparently he was struggling holding the chopsticks. 

"My secret is out!" De Blasio tweeted Thursday night. "Can I use chopsticks? No. Will I keep trying anyway? Yes. Should all of you head out to our city’s MANY Asian-American owned restaurants this weekend for a bite to eat? HECK yes."

Then, referring to his dining mates, Peter Tu, executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association, and Jo-Ann Yoo, the executive director of the Asian American Federation, he tweeted, "By the way, if you’re ever struggling with chopsticks, make sure you’re sitting next to Jo-Ann Yoo and Peter Tu. They’re great coaches. I need a remedial class."

a venerable Staten Island pizzeria, smiled, nodded at his slice and then proceeded to do the unthinkable: eat it with a