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Spider-Man not doing so well in de Blasio’s New York

The web-slinger has fallen on hard times.


Feliks Garcia

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 7, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 5:09 am CDT

In the year since New York mayor Bill de Blasio took office, the very fabric of what made this city so great has begun to unravel. Since de Blasio pushed for stop-and-frisk reforms, the crime rate has skyrocketed—and for what? To appease the liberal elite of this city, and to pad the pockets of lobbyists and his Marxist cronies.

This is de Blasio’s New York.

Among well-known locals, the once-amazing Spider-Man has been hit particularly hard by the changes put in place by de Blasio. The web-slinger is no longer able to focus his talent on much larger threats to the city, instead tackling petty crime that could have been easily prevented—had New York’s Finest been allowed to do their jobs.

Spidey has experienced major exhaustion since the spike in crime started, resulting in lapses of vigilante justice. Many have lost faith in Spider-Man during his most recent backslide into pugilism. A bystander recently caught video of the crimefighter in fisticuffs with a man on Broadway and 44th Street, the heart of Times Square.

Spider-Man declined to comment on the ugly incident when phoned by the Daily Dot.

This concession to thuggery in de Blasio’s New York marks the end of an era when our hometown heroes could focus on global conflicts—namely, saving the planet from cross-dimensional terrorism.  But maybe that’s what the liberal elite want? Who knows.

Meanwhile, as Spidey brawled in Midtown, Dr. Octopus made off with $10 million in gold bullion stolen from the basement of One World Trade. Thanks, de Blasio!

H/T DNAinfo | Photo via a4gpa/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Aug 7, 2015, 3:22 pm CDT