Something exceptional happened yesterday at the Kings’ Stanley Cup victory party at Staples Center: Mayor Eric Garcetti dropped an F-bomb. Intentionally. While holding a Bud Light.
“They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear,” he told the crowd, “but this is a big fucking day.”
The response to Garcetti’s televised rallying cry was considerably less surprising than the cry itself: it incited backlash from some residents and media, and, like the championship win at the center of the celebration, roaring applause from fans.