NYC mayoral hopeful Maya Wiley mistakes Nicole Kidman fan for real thingJanuary 1, 2021
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Mayoral wannabe Maya Wiley humiliated herself on Twitter when she mistook a fan of Nicole Kidman’s for the Oscar-winning actress — and went into “OMG!!!” mode over an online endorsement.
The former federal prosecutor and counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio apparently got so excited that she didn’t bother to look past a “Nicole Kidman” user name and figure out that a nobody with just 15 followers was announcing plans to raise $5,000 for her campaign.
“WAIT!!! OMG!!! My team didn’t TELL me!” Wiley gushed.
“I got no emoji for this one folks. Just….THIS is overwhelming!”
Wiley tried to cover up her epic fail, but a screenshot was captured and tweeted Thursday by City and State reporter Jeff Coltin.
Meanwhile, another mayoral hopeful, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, announced Friday that an actual, real-life star — Tony-winning actress Scarlett Johansson — will be joining him for an online fundraising event on Jan. 11.
Johansson — whose brother formerly worked for Stringer — has famously backed the pol in the past.
During a 2012 event that led to Stringer’s first successful run for comptroller, Johansson introduced him as the “future mayor of New York City.”
Wiley’s campaign didn’t immediately return a request for comment and Stringer’s camp declined to take a dig at his potential rival.
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