The mayor of New York City has turned himself into a complete and utter meme.
Bill de Blasio appeared at City Hall dressed in basketball team Brooklyn Nets uniform to thank them for letting their base be used as a vaccination centre. But he may not have realised just how silly he looked:
For the uninitiated, the ‘how do you do fellow kids’ meme is taken from a 30 Rock scene in which Steve Buscemi wears a T-shirt reading “Music Band” and a backwards baseball cap, imagining that he is passing as a teenager:
I've concluded that I am the definition of "how do you do fellow kids" online https://t.co/07JbYKTQVC— sheepareamyth (@sheepareamyth) 1621185645
Clearly, there is an uncanny resemblance between Buscemi and de Blasio in the photo, and people were thoroughly unimpressed by his attire:
de Blasio transitioning from "mayor" to "uncle who doesn't think Thanksgiving is a 'formal' holiday, Diane" https://t.co/5l6yOI94gj— Natan Last (@Natan Last) 1621352012
Bill de Blasio looking like an undercover cop in the middle of denying he’s an undercover cop. https://t.co/0kjBwe49tZ— Philip DeFranco 👊🏻 (@Philip DeFranco 👊🏻) 1621351958
Part of me has begun to wonder if the mayor is auditioning for a post-mayoral gig on MSNBC https://t.co/80pPOi1E4E— Dana Rubinstein (@Dana Rubinstein) 1621347794
Speaking at a press conference, he said: “The biggest victory for the Nets is yet to come. The Nets are stepping up for Brooklyn, for the whole city of New York. The Nets are now going to be joining the battle against Covid with a mobile vaccination site right outside Barclays Centre”.
Bill de Blasio is a Nets fan for the day. https://t.co/4PT40ssyBs— The Big Lead (@The Big Lead) 1621349453
De Blasio clearly finds press conferences boring. Last week he ate fries throughout one to illustrate that Shake Shack are giving away fries to anyone who gets the vaccine:
.@NYCMayor Bill de Blasio eats Shake Shack during today's press conference to announce free fries with vaccination… https://t.co/xs8Fup57rE— The Recount (@The Recount) 1620917066
Sadly, this photo opportunity was not the biggest victory for de Blasio. We are just glad the vaccinations are going well.