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
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) March 15, 2014
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.