In a new interview, Mayor Ginger Nelson took aim at the satirical City of Amarillo page that has emerged on social media in recent weeks, calling it for "deceitful purposes."
On Thursday, Nelson spoke with KGNC-AM's Tim Butler in the morning about multiple issues ongoing in the city. One caller called into the program to ask about the satirical "The City of Amarillo" Facebook page that emerged in recent weeks.
Nelson told listeners to the program that the page is being used for "deceitful purposes."
"There have been people that have been tricked by it," Nelson said. "Part of that is that life is hurried and if you're just glancing, it does look like, on purpose, for deceitful purposes, look like the City's logo."
Mayor Nelson did go on to say that she is not against free speech or satire that is "funny," but she does not deem the Facebook page to be satirical.
"I'm not against satire and, you know, being funny," Nelson said. "But I am against purposefully putting out information that is wrong for the purpose of dividing our city or confusing its citizens."
As we have previously reported, a satirical City of Amarillo Facebook site was created several weeks ago, poking fun at various issues ongoing within Amarillo. The City of Amarillo does maintain an actual site that is available on Facebook, as well.
To hear Nelson's full interview, please visit http://www.kgncnewsnow.com/mayor-nelson-talks-retail-taxes-and-a-new-flight/?_pjax=.site-main.
If you would like to see the satirical page, please visit https://www.facebook.com/TheCityofAmarillo/.
If you would like to visit the official City of Amarillo page, please visit https://www.facebook.com/CityOfAmarillo/.