NYC’s black first lady calls at Gracie Mansion a ‘servant’

NYC’s black first lady calls at Gracie Mansion a ‘servant’

[Ed. – Racist]

A steamed former Gracie Mansion chef unloaded on First Lady Chirlane McCray Tuesday, mocking her attitude after she called him a “servant.”

“Maybe Ms. de Blasio is watching too much ‘Downton Abbey,’ ” fumed Mitchel London, who once cooked for former Mayor Ed Koch.

“Nobody in this industry uses that word. If that’s the way [she thinks] — and clearly it is, because she came up with that word — let me say I’m just glad I’m not at Gracie now.”

London said he was “stunned” by the characterization. “It really is just a little ignorant in this day and age,” he said.

The first lady drew sharp criticism Tuesday after explaining to a reporter how she planned to use the Gracie Mansion attic when her family moves in: “I can convey to you, with confidence, there will not be a servant living there.”

London was the attic’s only resident — having lived in a one-bedroom attic apartment there when he worked for Koch.

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