Cynthia Nixon’s Unusual Bagel Order Grosses Out New Yorkers

Cynthia Nixon at a debate with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2018. (Craig Ruttle-Pool/Getty Images)

(JTA) — As Cynthia Nixon’s gubernatorial campaign winds down before Thursday’s New York primary, her policy priorities are not the only things showing up in headlines: Her bagel preferences are too.

Nixon was caught placing what seemed like a normal order at Zabar’s on Sunday — one with a lot of lox, cream cheese and capers. But she had it all put on a cinnamon raisin bagel, Gothamist reported.

 

 

Nixon, who is hoping to pull off a huge upset and defeat incumbent Andrew Cuomo, was mocked across social media for the unusual marriage of sweet and salty breakfast fare (even by some of her supporters).

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In an interview with The New York Times on Tuesday, Nixon sounded confused about the uproar.

“I’m stunned. This is my bagel of choice for a few decades now. It’s never been public knowledge, and I really am fascinated that people are so emotional about it,” Nixon said.

Over the weekend, the Democratic Party of New York sent a mailer to Jewish households that accuses Nixon of being a supporter of the Boycott Israel movement and for being silent on rising anti-Semitism. Nixon called the move “disgusting” and responded by stating that she does not support BDS.

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