Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that a website dubbing him the “Prince of Hollywood” was a personal attack by mayoral rival Wendy Greuel and a sign that she was losing.
“The people of Los Angeles deserve better than that,” Garcetti, a city councilman, told reporters outside 99th Street Elementary School. “Personal attacks I always take as a compliment because it’s a sign of a losing campaign.”
The “Garcetti Fail” website was discovered by the Daily News of Los Angeles on Tuesday but was password-protected once reporters inquired about it with the Greuel campaign. The site featured images of Garcetti wearing a golden crown and called him “a trust fund kid who never had to work a day in his life” and who believes the rules don’t apply to him, according to the paper.
Greuel strategist John Shallman noted that Garcetti had long had up a website attacking Greuel, the city controller.
"It's hypocritical for Eric Garcetti to criticize the Wendy Greuel campaign for having a negative website since he has been promoting his own negative website against Wendy since before the primary,” he said.