Better watch out if this Manhattan politician snaps her fingers.
Assemblywoman Deborah Glick has figured out what’s wrong with Mother Earth — there are just too many people living here!
The longtime West Side politician made the stunning comments in a Friday morning tweet that read: “World population in 1950- 2.5 billion 2015- 7.3 billion The lack of family planning Because of Religious Zealotry- has stressed the planet. Something no one wants to talk about.”
The tweet echoes the stated rationale offered by Thanos — the fictional villain from the Marvel comics and blockbuster “Avengers” movies, “Infinity War” and “Endgame” — as he attempts to justify his plot to wipe out half the population of the universe with a snap of his fingers.
While Glick’s pro-family planning message is not calling for half the world population to be turned to dust, it’s at least the third time in recent years that she has made similar remarks, records show.
In 2019, she defended her decision to hold up legislation that would legalize paid surrogacy in New York State — one of the main avenues for LGBT couples to become parents.
The move infuriated many constituents in her district, which includes the historically gay and bohemian West Village.
“Personally, as an environmentalist I understand we have too many people in the world and as someone who has chaired the Social Services Committee in the past, I know that we have hundreds of thousands of youngsters looking for families,” she told reporters at on, referring to adoption.
The month before, in May 2019, she said during a state Assembly hearing on climate change that “[w]e just have too many people on the planet,” before adding that limiting population growth needed to be considered as one way to curb pollution, the Associated Press reported.