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Kevin Spacey responds to Toronto mayor attack



TORONTO (AP) -- Kevin Spacey on Saturday tweeted a photo-shopped image of himself between Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his brother in response to the siblings' criticism that he won't take photos with them.

Rob and Doug Ford complained earlier this week that they were told they could not have their picture taken with the actor when Spacey and Rob Ford appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Mar 2.

The embattled mayor said he wouldn't know Spacey, "if him if I ran over him." Ford's brother called the actor "an arrogant SOB." The pair made the comments on their show on YouTube named after the mayor's supporters.

Along with the photo he tweeted, Spacey said, "When did Mayor Ford start doing what people tell him to do? All you had to do was ask, guys. Here's your pic."

During Spacey's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the actor cracked several jokes at the mayor's expense when Spacey appeared after a brief cameo by Ford.

"That's the first time I've had to follow a Ford," Spacey quipped. "And one that was so banged up."

When Kimmel thanked Spacey for sharing a dressing room with the mayor, Spacey responded, "Well, he threw up all over it, but those are the chances you take."

Ford has been under great pressure to resign since he admitted smoking crack last year, and several videos have emerged that showed him seemingly drunk or high. His antics have made him the target of late-night television comedians and embarrassed Canadians. City Council stripped him of many of his powers but does not have the authority to remove him.

Undaunted, Ford has vowed to run for re-election this fall.

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BABY March 15 2014 at 6:15 PM

Another day in the wonderful world of make believe. What if those fools re-elect him?

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Bob March 15 2014 at 7:41 PM

Thought that whole camera thing at the oscurs was stupid!!!~

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skerpie March 15 2014 at 7:44 PM

I've always admired Spacey since 'Glen Garry Glenn Ross'. He showed he could go the whole game against some demanding and wondrous performers. Since then - 20 + years ago ? - Spacey has done consistently good and inspired work. So, he is at the top of his game and has earned his stripes.
If Spacey is Academy Award/Golden GLobe level, where are the Fords? They are Bunny #1 and Bunny #2 at the Church of the Five Lucky Martyrs Easter Pageant.

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davemccue56 March 15 2014 at 7:44 PM

Before you pick a fight with anyone, be sure you know "who" they are. Spacey has been pooking jabs at people long befor Mayor Ford. The mayor would be well advised to just back away slowly. LOL

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JIMMY March 15 2014 at 7:51 PM

Can't believe mayor Ford has not been removed?

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quincy_maxwell JIMMY March 15 2014 at 8:39 PM

I can't believe that over half of our house and senate have not be removed.

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iluvsugrray March 15 2014 at 7:52 PM

Kevin Spacey is awesome. A brilliant actor and very, very funny.

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dellavar March 15 2014 at 8:08 PM

A shameless pig like Ford can never be embarrassed - such is the nature of sociopaths

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Stephen dellavar March 15 2014 at 8:40 PM

You shouldn't denigrate pigs like that.

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jubequinn dellavar March 16 2014 at 12:00 AM

Such is the nature of swine.

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mrbojackson123 March 15 2014 at 8:13 PM

There was no proofreading in this article? And this was an AP piece?

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transman747 March 15 2014 at 8:22 PM

How did this guy get elected mayor of such a classy city? I lived in YYZ and can't imagine what the sane people think of him.

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webspinner3 March 15 2014 at 8:49 PM

WHO THE HELL CARES! It's Canada's problem. I really do have much respect for all people including Canadians but it appears that they can be just as inept as we Americans when it comes to electing quality leaders.

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s89063 webspinner3 March 15 2014 at 9:08 PM

F off eh !

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jomona21 s89063 March 15 2014 at 9:24 PM

Va te faire fo-tre, sala-d.

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hynotman webspinner3 March 15 2014 at 9:16 PM

This is the best they got for crack smoking politicians?

Marion Barry TOTALLY wrecks this dude and that's just ONE US political scandal!

They can't even touch our Republican POTUS nomination battle!
Of course, NO country could match THAT clown carnival!

You want criminal? We got NIXON!

You want wacky? We got Bachmann and Palin!!

WE'RE NUMBER ONE!!

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