Mayor of New York Chows Pizza with a Knife

Some people say its all wrong and the way it was chowed down was not the authentic New Yorker way. 

Just recently, a video from the New York City hall has been roaming around the net with Mayor Bill de Blasio and pizza in it. The Mayor was seen in Goodfellas Pizza around Staten Island Borough, NY last January 10, 2014 chowing down a pizza using a fork. 

Obviously, pizza lovers have some criticisms to say about this scene because there is only one way to enjoy a pizza and that is eating it with your hands! 

“Ya know, I think he’s just trying to be polite,” owner Scot Costentino told reporters of Daily News. “All New Yorkers eat their pizza with their hands.”

Netizens and New York City daily news readers has reacted negatively on the photograph, commenting "Some New Yorker!" and has even entitled the photo "Forkgate." 

This of course (along with other rumors and scandals), has made people question if he is truly a New Yorker and if he is fit for the position. 

The flavor he chose for his pizza was a smoked mozzarella and sausage pie in a thin slice. Something an Italian may probably choose. 

“In my ancestral homeland, it is more typical to eat with a fork and knife,” the mayor said. “I’ve been to Italy a lot, and I picked up the habit for certain types of pizza.”

Posted by Diane Araga, on January 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM