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Toronto’s Crack Mayor is defending Justin Bieber now

Toronto’s Crack Mayor is defending Justin Bieber now
January 30, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Rob Ford and Justin Bieber

Quick heads up here: There’s going to be some light posting tomorrow, as I’m heading down to Montreal for my mother’s 50th birthday. I know! Fifty! Oh, I feel weird about that … anyway, onto the story! Just when you thought Justin Bieber couldn’t possibly have dug himself a deeper hole, here’s Toronto crack mayor Rob Ford to give him some advice. Yes, the guy who’s greatest achievement has been “smoking crack” is in a position to give Justin advice. CTV reports …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is sticking up for another headline-grabbing Canadian: Justin Bieber. Ford was asked about the pop singer when he spoke by phone today to hosts on the Washington, D.C.-based Sports Junkies radio show. Ford said Bieber is only 19 and asked the radio personalities, who called Bieber “Canada’s worst export,” to think back to when they were that age. On Wednesday, Bieber was charged in Toronto with assault. Ford, who has become internationally known for his many headline grabbing moments in recent months, says he’s never met Bieber and is not a fan of his music, preferring Rush and Led Zeppelin. Ford’s comment on Bieber was: “He’s a young guy, 19 years old. I wish I was as successful as he was.”

And just to provide some context on how profoundly messed up it is that he’s giving advice to Justin Bieber, check out this little nugget …

Ford was also asked by the radio hosts about a lawsuit filed against him from his sister’s ex-boyfriend, alleging the mayor conspired to have him attacked in jail to prevent his illicit behaviours from becoming publicly known.

So the guy who smoked crack, talked about eating pussy on TV, and is being sued for allegedly putting together a prison beat-down? Even he’s in a better position than Justin. Think about that.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.