Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman Deletes Tone-Deaf ‘National Martini Day’ Juneteenth Post

After the City of Las Vegas Twitter account shared a video of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her husband, former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, making a martini. However, the tweet was later deleted. June 19th, known as Juneteenth, is a day set aside to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the Unites States.

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According to Raw Story, Mayor Goodman tweeted the same celebration last year, saying she was dedicating the day to her husband, the former Mayor Goodman. This year’s tweet, however, was only up temporarily before being deleted. However, Jon Ralston of the Nevada Independent caught a screenshot and shared it, criticizing the beverage and the timing.

The official City of Las Vegas account did not explain why they had deleted the tweet, but throughout the day, the account did respond to criticism from several users who said the video timing was inappropriate and tone-deaf. In several tweets, the city pointed out that they had also tweeted a video in celebration of Juneteenth, and that the martini video was recycled from 2019.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman has already been under criticism lately for her rush to reopen the city’s businesses while health experts continue to urge caution during the pandemic. In April, she released a statement hinting that she believes “our dessert heat” will prevent the spread of the coronavirus, making it safe to reopen hotels, casinos, and other Vegas businesses. She also said, “Regarding the coronavirus: don’t let fear take over. Wash your hands. Take all the precautions that the [Southern Nevada Health District] recommends. If you follow these precautions, the vast majority of us will be safe and can live our lives.”

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