Carl Campanile at the New York Post offers a piece on Chazz Palminteri’s dispute with the New York City mayor over Columbus statues in the city.
Italian-American actor Chazz Palminteri on Monday urged Mayor de Blasio “strap on a set of balls” to defend Columbus and said he should never have appointed a commission to examine if statues of the explorer should be removed from city property.
“I am really pissed,” Palminteri said on WABC radio.
“How can you appoint 18 people who are going to judge what Columbus means to us. You’re going to pick up 18 people and tell us what our New York values are?”
“You’re the mayor. You should have the balls to say, `Hey, enough of that,’” said Palminteri, who was accompanied by his pal, Phil Foglia of the Italian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Palminteri said he declined an invitation to be honored last week with a “Chazz Palminteri Day” proclamation at the mayor’s annual Italian-heritage reception at Gracie Mansion.
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You can also read my Philadelphia Inquirer Q&A with Chazz Palminteri via the below link: