‘Racist dogwhistle?’ City of New York tweets ‘candle safety’ advice for Kwanzaa revelers

Today’s the first day of Kwanzaa, and the City of New York decided to remind local revelers about the importance of practicing safe candle:

@nycgov candle safety tweet

The tweet’s been deleted, but we’re still feeling its burn.

Here’s what @nycgov had to say about other wintertime holidays where candles could make an appearance:

@nygov also retweeted this one:

What? Nothing about candle safety??? Are those of us who don’t celebrate Kwanzaa just expected to know better?

Rut-roh!

Yeah, maybe that’s it.

Meanwhile, we’re thinking New Yorkers would be much better off taking advice from our friend @CatsPolitics:

Amen.

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