The office of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has released a statement cancelling all Mardi Gras parades for 2021 because they are "super spreaders." But they were quick to note that the holiday itself cannot be cancelled because it is "religious."
"The City of New Orleans cannot cancel Mardi Gras because it is a religious Holiday, however, we will not be able to celebrate the Holiday this year as we have in the past." - Office of the Mayor
Now, we know this action to cancel parades and big gatherings is actually in keeping with others being enacted across other states like NY and CA, but it's just the hypocrisy of the wording which is so catching. I mean, according to Jake Tapper, even "Christmas won't be possible" this year.
With all the talk of cancelling Thanksgiving and Christmas, we're glad to know the liberal left draws the line somewhere.
"Mardi Gras is more than just king cakes and beads, it is a religious holiday, a season of traditions that will be celebrated differently." — City of New Orleans on Twitter