Mayor Adams weighs in on Joey Chestnut’s Nathan’s scorching canine consuming contest ban: ‘Squash this beef’

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Mayor Adams weighs in on Joey Chestnut’s Nathan’s scorching canine consuming contest ban: ‘Squash this beef’


Mayor Eric Adams is being frank about his stance on the Nathan’s scorching canine consuming contest drama.

“Cease being such weenies! It could be ‘not possible’ to have this yr’s Nathan’s Well-known Worldwide Scorching Canine Consuming Contest with out Joey Chestnut,” Hizzoner wrote Wednesday on X, linking to The Publish’s explosive revelation that the perennial winner can be banned from this yr’s contest.

“Let’s discover a solution to squash this beef and produce again the champ for one more 4th of July at Coney Island!”

Joey Chestnut is barred from competing on the Coney Island scorching canine consuming contest whereas repping a rival model. Getty Pictures

Chestnut — who has gained the Coney Island contest 16 instances — won’t be allowed to compete this yr over a deal he made to signify rival model Not possible Meals, which not too long ago launched a vegan weenie.

In line with the Main League Consuming, which Nathan’s sanctions to run the occasion, Chestnut has identified concerning the scorching canine exclusivity provisions for the almost 20 years he has been scarfing down record-breaking franks.

Chestnut himself says he’s “gutted” that he gained’t be allowed to defend his title this yr — however the MLE says he has nobody guilty however himself.

Mayor Eric Adams referred to as on the warring wiener events to resolve their points earlier than the competitors. Andrew Schwartz / SplashNews.com
Insiders say Chestnut may nonetheless compete if he drops Not possible Meals. Getty Pictures

“The 2 sides may nonetheless come to a decision earlier than July 4, however it is dependent upon Joey,” an insider instructed The Publish earlier this week.

Chestnut, 40, has an estimated web price of $4 million. He gained the July 4 occasion in 16 of the previous 17 years, gobbling down 62 scorching canines and buns in 2023.

He devoured 62 scorching canines and buns in 2023, falling in need of his world file 76 canines and buns in 2021.


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