Italian-American groups have been fuming over Mayor de Blasio's perceived disregard for the city's Christopher Columbus statues, and now one of those groups is asking the mayor not to participate in the Bronx's Columbus Day Parade this Sunday.

Tony Signorile, who runs the annual Morris Park celebration, told Gothamist that he had no interest in marching alongside someone who, in his view, sold out their own heritage.

"If he thinks that he's Italian, he should've stood up to his friends and said this statue will remain up," Signorile said, referring to the 76-foot statue statue of the explorer overlooking Columbus Circle. "Instead, he washed his hands by putting this panel together—how does he decide who's qualified to determine which should remain and which should be taken down?"

Last month, in response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, the mayor appointed a 16-member committee to assess statues and monuments "seen as oppressive and inconsistent with the values of New York City." So far, he's declined to comment on speculation that the city could remove the famed Columbus Circle statue, despite the criticism he's received from Italian-American leaders and his political opponents.

On Tuesday, the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which sponsors the Manhattan parade, announced plans to boycott Mayor de Blasio’s Italian-American heritage reception at Gracie Mansion Thursday.

Much of the community's anger appears to be based on the mayor's lack of response to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who called for the statue's removal, citing Columbus's legacy as a colonizer. Meanwhile, mayoral challengers Sal Albanese and Nicole Malliotakis have both come out in the statue's defense, with the latter charging that de Blasio "obviously doesn't have the heart and soul of an Italian."

Governor Cuomo, too, has vowed to defend the Columbus statues, saying "it is wrong to disrespect the Italian-American community."

"Cuomo is not a fake Italian," Signole concluded. "If he wants to be a fake Italian like de Blasio, he has to say something stupid like de Blasio."