Mayoral candidate of new york city Andrew YangAndrew Yangyang announces run for New York City Mayor Yang to open account for NYC Mayor Mayor Poll finds Andrew Yang is favored for New York City Mayor There was an uproar on Twitter on Friday, after posting a video of himself throwing a support behind “Bodgas”, with many claiming that the shop he was going through was not in fact a bodega.
A “bodega”, derived from the Spanish word for liquor store or warehouse, is commonly used in New York to refer to independently owned family businesses, mainly in Spanish-speaking neighborhoods.
In Video of yang Posted on Twitter on Friday morning, the former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is seen passing a store carrying bottles of green tea and bananas, before turning to the camera and saying, “New York City at its 14,000 bodags is dependent. I love boudgas ”
“We’ve got to make sure that they keep saying while paying their goods that they stay open and do their work.” “Can you imagine New York City without borders? I can’t imagine it, let’s not.
New York City loves it! 14,000 roadshows are important to our city – let’s support them and keep them open. 4 pic.twitter.com/pGb24IerGz
– Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) 15 January 2021
While it was unclear which store was featured in the video and where it was located, many Twitter users were quick to argue that the location was a regular convenience store, with Yang allegedly not knowing who Bodegas are in the business of.
Some Twitter users claimed that the video showed Yang getting out of touch with communities that have multiple posting memes and gifs to make fun of their discontent.
Lol that’s not a bodega. https://t.co/dLgEgxYKZK
– y Imani ‘I Smell Sex and’ Gandy ‘(@AngryBlackLady) 15 January 2021
Andrew Yang is the US tech brother version of Rory Stewart https://t.co/LqfJryk6uy
– Francis Whitaker (@frittaker) 15 January 2021
Metrocard swipes. Bodagus. Maybe next we’ll visit Andrew Yang’s 2BR in Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/qkTfLiSBdp
– Christy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) 15 January 2021
Andrew Yang is actually building a campaign:
2. Fake Money
3. Tikok Promotions Home pic.twitter.com/f41maKJaPQ
– Pigeon Pageant (@yosoymichael) 15 January 2021
Yang’s team did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment in the context of the video, although Yang later responded to criticism Writing a follow-up tweet “Haha I Love New York,” with a smiling face emoji.
The video came just two days after Yang Officially announced his run for mayor of New York City, Saying that he hopes to help residents affected by the coronovirus-fueled economic crisis in the city.
On his campaign website, Yang proposed “History’s largest basic income program,” and called for investment in a “human-centered economy”. He listed “fact-based governance” and an accessible health care system as priorities for his campaign.
“We need to implement accountable and smart policing, create affordable housing, close our city’s digital divide, modernize transportation and city services, and more, all while doing it,” he said.
In a Twitter post announcing his campaign, he said, “Let’s fight for the future of New York City, which we can be proud of together.”