Spacey to Toronto mayor Rob Ford: ‘Here’s your pic.’

In this image provided by ABC, Kevin Spacey appears on the 9th annual "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" special in Los Angeles on March 2, 2014. Spacey's appearance followed a brief cameo by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who was scheduled to appear on the March 3 show. Ford is claiming he wouldn't know Kevin Spacey "if I ran over him," after the House of Cards star poked fun at the mayor after his cameo. (AP Photo/ABC, Randy Holmes)
Kevin Spacey appears on the 9th annual “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars” special in Los Angeles. Spacey’s appearance followed a brief cameo by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who was scheduled to appear on the March 3 show. (AP Photo/ABC, Randy Holmes)

Touchy, touchy.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Doug, were not happy that “House of Cards” actor Kevin Spacey refused to take a picture with them. Both Ford and Spacey were guests on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” earlier this month. Doug Ford called Spacey an “arrogant SOB” and the mayor said he wouldn’t know the actor “if I ran him over” on their YouTube Show, “Ford Nation.”

Gee, sour grapes much?

“Any actor that makes a living of the people that watch his shows, he wouldn’t take a picture with anyone?” Doug Ford continued. “We were told ‘you can’t take a picture, and you can’t speak to him.’ Who does this character think he is?”

Saturday, Spacey tweeted a cheeky rebuke to Ford and his brother, a screen grab from the brothers’ show blasting Spacey, his face photoshopped in between them. He followed with another tweet containing a link to kevinwithcommonfolk.tumblr.com, which is literally a Tumblr filled with pictures of Spacey and regular people, started by one of his fans.

 When did Mayor Ford start doing what people tell him to do? All you had to do was ask, guys. Here’s your pic. pic.twitter.com/DtDTqAl8Lb

 

On “Kimmel,” Spacey threw a bit of shade that could have easily come from the mouth of his character, Frank Underwood. “I have to say, that’s the first time I’ve had to follow a Ford, and one that was so banged up,” he said.

Calls for Ford to resign as mayor of Toronto reached a high after video was released of Ford allegedly smoking crack. He has refused. Ford admitted last year to buying drugs and smoking crack cocaine in one of his “drunken stupors.”  CTV News Toronto claims it has new footage of Ford swearing and slurring his words from Saturday evening outside city hall.

 

Soraya Nadia McDonald covers arts, entertainment and culture for the Washington Post with a focus on race and gender issues.
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read National
Next Story
Soraya Nadia McDonald · March 17