New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new “social distancing tip line,” which New Yorkers can use to snitch on friends and neighbors not abiding by “social distancing” and “shelter-in-place” orders, has been inundated with obscene photos, angry memes, and photos of the mayor himself enjoying strolls in distant parks and trips to the gym, reports The New York Post.
Photos of the mayor dropping the Staten Island groundhog and news coverage of him going to the gym have all been texted to a special tip line that de Blasio announced Saturday, according to screenshots posted on Twitter.
One user reported the mayor’s own March 2 tweet encouraging “New Yorkers to go on with your lives + get out on the town despite Coronavirus.”
I used it to report this man. pic.twitter.com/WL0DBTScuD
— Effie Trinket (@2020Effie) April 18, 2020
Another sent the message “We will fight this tyrannical overreach!” to the service and got an automated message that in part said, “Hello, and thank you for texting NYC311.”
Start flooding their reporting text number with these pics! pic.twitter.com/Sek203VVba
— Morgan L Schmidt (@MorganLSchmidt1) April 18, 2020
One urged the mayor to “eat a bag of dicks” while another extended their middle finger in a message.
An NYPD source told the New York Post that “dick pic” photos of real penises have also been texted to 311, and a caller phoned in a tip that de Blasio was seen performing oral sex on someone “in an alleyway behind a 7-11” early Sunday.