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NYC Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn Just Called Cynthia Nixon An 'Unqualified Lesbian'

NYC Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn Just Called Cynthia Nixon An 'Unqualified Lesbian'
Updated 2 months ago

On Monday, after much speculation, actress and activist Cynthia Nixon—best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in the hit HBO series Sex and the City announced her intention to run for New York governor against Andrew Cuomo. 

The next day, former City Council speaker and one-time mayoral candidate—and openly gay supporter of Gov. Andrew Cuomo—Christine Quinn denounced her as an “unqualified lesbian.”

As she told The New York Post:

I’m surprised by this race. It’s a flight of fancy on her part. Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City. Now she wants an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn’t qualified to be the governor.


Later in the day Quinn backpedaled via her Twitter feed. 

Part one of her four-part attempt at an apology and clarification:

But Twitterers weren't having it:

They really weren't having it:

Part 2 of the non-apology:

And parts 3 and 4:

And Twitter continued to let her have it, no mercy:

Even Judd Apatow chimed in: