Maryland Delegate ‘Jokes' About Disliking Old Bay, Taking Cue From DC Mayor on Mumbo Sauce

Is there anything funny about joking that you dislike Old Bay?

Maryland Del. David Moon said on Twitter that he was "annoyed" by the famous Maryland seasoning, taking a cue from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Bowser caused a stir earlier this week by saying she was annoyed by mumbo sauce, the famous D.C. condiment.

Parroting Bowser almost word for word, Moon wrote on Tuesday: "Is anybody else annoyed by Old Bay seasoning? I wish people would stop suggesting that it is quintessential MD. I'm just saying I was a full grown man before I had heard of Old Bay seasoning! So there, I've said it."

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He wrote soon after that he was only joking, but it did not go over well.

"And with that, sadly, Del. Moon's career trajectory in Maryland politics came to an ignominious end," a Baltimore Sun politics reporter wrote within minutes.

"Hearing that there will be a censure motion introduced against @DavidMoon2014 for this," Del. Eric Luedtke added.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is getting a taste of controversy after slamming mumbo sauce. One person said the comments will cost the mayor the young vote. Another questioned if a mayor could be impeached. And one said you can't trust someone from DC who doesn't like mumbo sauce on their chicken. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

But some people came to the defense of Moon, who represents the 12th District, in Montgomery County.

"yo, i love this troll #mumbosauceformayor," one woman wrote.

On Thanksgiving, Moon posted some "old photos" that show him as a child. In one, a hand sprinkles Old Bay on a teen boy's birthday cake. In another, a little boy grins as he clutches a tin of the 18-herb-and-spice seasoning.

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