Atlanta voters weren’t swayed byT.I. and Isaac HayesIII spreading fake news about mayoral candidate Felicia Moore and strip clubs — according to one of the city’s former mayors, she just got drubbed.
We got Kasim Reed, who served as Atlanta’s mayor from 2010 to 2018, at LAX and asked him about Moore’s gripe that celebs spreading misinformation about her plans to shutter strip joints led to her defeat in the runoff election.
Kasim says Felicia needs to just move on, because the voters clearly said “bye Felicia” at the voting booth … pointing out she lost with just 41% of the vote, compared to the winner, Andre Dickens, who got more than 60%.
TMZ broke the story … Felicia claims T.I. and Isaac damaged her chances by spreading fake news from an article they screen-grabbed and reposted with the headline, “Woman Running for Atlanta Mayor Promises to CLOSE ALL STRIP CLUBS!!!”
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While Kasim admits T.I. and other celebs carry some weight in Atlanta, he says their influence is just a drop in the bucket compared to the 20% losing margin for Moore.
We also asked Kasim how important strip clubs are to the city — and his answer might tell you why Felicia thinks the fake news did her no favors.