Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tactically dropped an “F-bomb” on live TV Monday night to celebrate the L.A. Kings Stanley Cup victory — and the fallout hasn’t been a disaster.
“They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear,” Garcetti said in front of a crowd. He then disregarded his own advice, raised a beer, and declared to loud cheers, “But this is a big f—ing day.”
In case you missed it, Garcetti, who the LA Times notes is ” known for his disciplined campaign style and careful approach to governing,” reiterated the message on his official mayoral Twitter account.
While Garcetti has received some disappointed responses on his Facebook page for swearing in front of children, many don’t view the intentional slip of the tongue as a gaffe. Sports fans told the LA Times, “It makes me have much more respect for him” and “He was trying to connect with the fans — and he did.”