Garcetti on Kings rally curse word: 'Kids, don't repeat what your mayor said'

Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks out to Eyewitness News about his cursing at the L.A. Kings rally on Monday.
In the past, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been criticized for being stiff. But his comments at the Kings' victory rally at Staples Center were anything but.

At Monday's rally, the mayor said, "There are two rules in politics: They say never ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear." And he did both, to raucous cheers.

Some people have criticized Garcetti, saying it was inappropriate because there were kids at the event. Garcetti spoke out about the comments for the first time to Eyewitness News on Monday night.

"I might have gotten a little ahead of myself. It was a hockey game. I'm so proud of these guys. You have to admit it was a big, big day," Garcetti said. "But kids at home, don't repeat what your mayor said."

The Kings players told us they loved it, and they even gave the mayor a standing ovation.

"I'm Canadian, but if I could vote, he'd have my vote for sure," said Kings player Justin Williams.

On "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Garcetti joined Williams and Alec Martinez, who scored the winning goal in double overtime against the New York Rangers Friday night.

Two years ago, the Kings visited Kimmel after their first Stanley Cup win and drank beer and champagne from the cup. On this trip, it was tequila with the Stanley Cup becoming a margarita cup, complete with salt on the rim.

Meantime, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sang "I Love L.A." on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to pay off his bet to Garcetti since the Rangers lost.

"We New Yorkers honor our bets," said de Blasio.

Watch de Blasio's full performance below.



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