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Mayor de Blasio blasts tabloids for 'offensive' headlines about wife

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Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding an apology for his wife, Chirlane McCray, from the city's tabloid newspapers because of headline like this one "I was a bad mom." A New York magazine cover story inspired the lines in the New York Post and Daily News.

"People love to jump on mommy war topics but I didn't think this was going to be quite such a storm," said Lisa Miller, who wrote the New York magazine profile.

Miller quotes McMcray as saying: "I was 40 years old. I had a life. Especially with Chiara--will we feel guilt forever more? Of course, yes. But the truth is, I could not spend every day with her. I didn't want to do that. I looked for all kinds of reason not to do it."

"Chirlane McCray is a person who is famous for saying what she thinks," Miller said. "She was just talking about what she felt about being a new mother, what it's like for a lot of us is that it's hard."

Parenting blogger Sarah Fader of oldschoolnewschoolmom.com said the newspapers were unfairly demonizing McCray for her comments. She said those feelings are "very normal" and that many women will identify.

The mayor fired back.

"I think a lot of women are offended, a lot of hard working women in this city are offended," de Blasio said.

As for parents we spoke to in the de Blasios' Park Slope neighborhood, many said they could relate to the first lady's experience of becoming a mom.

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