In light of yesterday’s Times Square Mario inappropriate-touching incident, the New York Post ran an overview of the history of nasty behavior by mascots. And though most of the piece rehashes what we already know, there is one new quote from a man who dresses as a “giant white robot.”

“I’ve been doing this four years,” he told the tabloid. “Everyone I’ve met is a degenerate [such as an] alcoholic [or] crackhead. You never know who’s under that mask.” I think you’ll agree the quote is more potent without the Post‘s brackets, however.

For more on degenerate alcoholic crackheads, check out ANIMAL’s gallery.

(Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)