SF Pol Whines About BatKid Day: “Wondering how many 1000s of SF kids living off SNAP/FoodStamps could have been fed from the $$.”

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Geez, talk about insensitive. Why are these liberals such buzzkills?

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar – the man who pushed to take the toys out of Happy Meals – couldn’t help but snip the fun from Friday’s mega-community celebration of Batkid, the 5-year-old leukemia patient getting his Make-A-Wish dream of being Batman for a day.

He quickly had cause to regret it.

As the whole world watched San Francisco transform itself into Gotham City for little Miles Scott, Mar tweeted: “Wondering how many 1000s of SF kids living off SNAP/FoodStamps could have been fed from the $$.”

Faster than you could say “Holy Social Media,” tweeters shot back.

“Denigrating the make a wish program. How incredibly low of you,” one said. “Way to be a wet blanket,” tweeted another. Most of the other replies weren’t printable.

“I probably should have started the tweet with, ‘Love the Batkid,’ to be clear that I support brave young kids,” Mar told us.

A few minutes later, in a hurriedly issued press release, the supervisor said, “I simply wanted to urge that we, as a city, find similar amounts of love, compassion and empathy for children living every day in dire circumstances who, in the vast majority of cases, will not be supported or even recognized by our society.”

Well, asshole, you’re in office. What the hell have you done?

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One Response to “SF Pol Whines About BatKid Day: “Wondering how many 1000s of SF kids living off SNAP/FoodStamps could have been fed from the $$.””

  1. WTP on 18/18/13 at 12:44 pm

    Not to endorse the SNAP argument, but this Bat Kid thing got way out of hand. When far more attention is being paid to a 5 year old than what a 5 year old has the capacity to comprehend, it’s no longer about the 5 year old but really just a self-indulgent, aren’t-we-wonderful-people moral masturbation event. Nothing against the 5 year old or his family. None of this will make up for the reality he and his family will still have to deal with at the end of the day, but on a far lesser level I’m sure it’s been nothing but good for him/them. But how many other terminally ill children are out there thinking “where’s my parade”? Isn’t there damage being done to those children? Again, it’s great that there was this outpouring of concern and desire to make the kid feel good, but a key to the city? That’s just nuts and nothing more than using a sick boy to further one’s own ambitions. SF’ers are more sick than that kid.