Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio told Facebook and Twitter followers we “need to get our sense of humor back,” on Wednesday after one of his posts was found offensive. DiCiccio had asked followers “what are we offended by, today?”
DiCiccio deleted the posts after followers accused him of lacking humor and sensitivity.
DiCiccio issued a statement it was intended to be a joke, and many followers saw it as one.
DiCiccio took the post down, and issued the following statement:
“I have zero tolerance for Nazis, Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, or anyone else who puts the race of an individual before the character of that individual — period. I find them despicable. At the same time, we need to get our sense of humor back. We need to stop conflating policy disagreements with personal attacks. Stop accusing our fellow citizens of hatred simply for holding different beliefs. Stop making every problem worse and start working together again on solutions.