Andrew Yang, the candidate for mayor of New York City spoke out against one of the works of the New York Daily News. The candidate criticized an illustration shared by the news source. According to him, this has spread the idea that Asian Americans are permanent tourists to the United States of America. It showed they were strangers. The criticism came from him this Thursday.
Andrew Yang gets an answer
The artist behind the criticized cartoon of the New York daily is Bill Bramhall. The illustration reveals Andrew Yang exiting the Times Square subway station. Next to him is the owner of a souvenir shop which is on the way. Seeing the mayoral candidate, the owner mistakes him for a foreigner because of his Asian face and calls him a “tourist”.
Andrew Yang made a statement about the illustration on the platform of one of the well-known news channels. He said that anyone, after taking a look at the illustration, can understand the idea and the message behind it. And the idea behind it is that Asian Americans are tourists. The Democratic Party politician spoke about the hate crimes perpetrated against the Assassins in the United States of America. He said the country was going through a situation where Asians were being physically abused. They are told to come back from the country. They bet beaten in the streets of New York. The statement came from him this Thursday.
Josh Greenman, the editor of the editorial page of the Daily News then justified the actions of illustrator Bill Bramhall. He said Andrew Yang didn’t get the proper message he was conveying. And it was to blame him for not having enough knowledge about the city and never having exercised his right to vote in any of the mayoral elections before.