De Blasio takes swipe at Giuliani, defends Met Opera's production of 'Death of Klinghoffer'

October 20, 2014 6:04 PM

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De Blasio takes swipe at Giuliani, defends Met Opera's production of 'Death of Klinghoffer'

The mayor weighed in before the premiere of the opera — which has been accused of stoking anti-Semitism — and took aim at former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is protesting the show. ‘We don't have to agree with what's in the exhibit, but we agree with the right of the artist and the cultural institution to put that forward to the public,’ de Blasio said.

Mayor de Blasio defended the Metropolitan Opera’s right to stage “The Death of Klinghoffer” and told critics such as former mayor Rudy Giuliani to get a grip.

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