Fellow Canadian Rob Ford, Toronto’s crack-smoking and cooky mayor, has weighed in on the recent troubles that teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has been undergoing, and of course, Ford is totally supportive of the pop star’s recent antics, says USA Today on Thursday.
Mayor Ford, Toronto's favorite black sheep, who knows a thing or two about being in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons, rose to the “Biebs” defense this week on the D.C.-based radio show The Sports Junkies.
“Well, you know what, he's a young guy,” Ford said Thursday. “At 19 years old, I wish I was as successful as he was. He's 19 years old, guys. Think back to when you were 19.”
Okay, let’s do that. When I was 19, did I assault a limo driver, drive drunk repeatedly, drag race in vehicles that are more expensive than my house, and commit felony vandalism over an egg-tossing episode that damaged my neighbor's home?
To be sure, we all did regrettable things in our teen years. But then again, most of us are not an abundantly super wealthy teen icon and role model whose paramount concern is how straight the brim is on our cool cap.
Of course, Bieber’s political supporter is marred himself by erratic behavior – confessed drug and alcohol use and an uncanny knack for consistently getting himself filmed when he is drunk as a skunk. Ford’s travails have embarrassed Canadians and delighted America's late-night TV comedians.
Despite being the political laughingstock of the provincial capital of Ontario, Ford’s approval ratings have actually gone up, likely because Canadians are entertained by a politician who gets in trouble for things other than a misuse of money. (Though Ford’s been accused of that as well.)
Ford said that he's never met Bieber and added that he's not a fan of his music, but understands the teen is just being a teen.
The baby-faced Bieber turned himself in to Toronto authorities on Wednesday and was charged with the Dec. 29 assault of a limousine driver.
Ford meanwhile is eagerly pursuing a reelection.
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