2017 Candidate Forum Incident

2017 Candidate Forum Incident

During a July 2017 mayoral candidate forum, Mayor Durkan tossed miniature tequila bottles into the all-ages crowd and during the “talent competition” imitated Melissa McCarthy’s parody of then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer from Saturday Night Live in costume, and at one point used the term “colored person”

The forum judge at the event told her that she should have said “person of color”, and she apologized as soon as she took the stage again, saying she had tripped over her words. 

She later apologized for distributing the tequila, saying she had thought the event was for people 21 and over.