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Doug Ford lays into "arrogant" Kevin Spacey

Posted by Chris Bateman / March 14, 2014

toronto ford nationRob and Doug Ford are going on the offensive against Kevin Spacey, TMZ, and Toronto politicians in the latest batch of Ford Nation YouTube videos, but they're not talking about the upcoming election.

The Fords dedicated an entire clip - one of three released today - to Kevin Spacey, who Doug Ford called "an incredible actor" before launching into an attack. "In my opinion he's an arrogant SOB ... Any actor that makes a living off the people that watches shows he wouldn't take a picture with anyone? We were told you can't take a picture and you can't speak with him."

"I don't watch movies. I wouldn't know him if I ran him over," Rob said, dressed in a similar black shirt and red tie combination to the one he adopted on his LA trip.

Spacey appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live the same night Rob Ford made a brief comedy appearance, pretending to be a night early for his interview. He told the host that it was "the first time I've had to follow a Ford - and one that was so banged up."

Rob Ford said he walked past Jimmy Kimmel at the LA airport - a claim that doesn't appear to match the video of the meeting - because he thought he was a protestor. "You know I have protestors always standing in front of my office, at some of my events they just stand there ... I didn't even recognize him."

The pair also discussed the Oscar night cabana party they attended at the W Hollywood bar near Hollywood and Vine. Rob Ford denied having paid $2,500 for a private cabana. "That's TMZ. In my opinion they're just a trash, gossip media outlet," Doug said.

"They're neck-and-neck with the Toronto Star," said Rob.

The Fords said Toronto tourism was up, took credit for Cisco for making Ontario one of its global research and development centres, and defended their "billion dollars in savings" line, saying the media "don't have a clue" about the actual figures.

Later, Doug Ford seemed to accuse unspecified politicians of drug use. "I can't stand these hypocrites, these politicians, that are as phoney as a three dollar bill, folks. They come up and they tell you all their BS, and this, and that, and they shoot more you-know-what than you can shake a stick at."

"Oh boy, they're gonna get in trouble. 'Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do, what you gonna do when they come for you?'"

Jimmy Kimmel and other celebrity guests will appear in later Ford Nation episodes in a recurring segment, they said.

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.



DL / March 14, 2014 at 10:43 am
Kevin Spacey only photobombs:
MH / March 14, 2014 at 10:56 am
"Any actor that makes a living off the people that watches shows he wouldn't take a picture with anyone?"

True say, Doug Ford. True say.
DUTHIE / March 14, 2014 at 11:02 am
Does Rob actually say "I wouldn't know him if I ran him over?"
Candice / March 14, 2014 at 11:05 am
I love his hypocricy too. Kevin Spacey won't see anyone, but I ignore everyone standing around me because they're protestors. -.-
I'm sorry but running a good city doesn't mean cutting taxes! How are we going to get more subways with out taxes?
Oh Geez / March 14, 2014 at 11:08 am
Maybe he didn't want to take a picture knowing a bunch of crack heads were in the building and didn't wanna associate himself with such losers like the Fords.
ScarboroughBluffs / March 14, 2014 at 11:13 am
Hmmmm...if I'm reading this right, could be the next big card up the Fords' big sleeves. Sounds like they've been digging up dirt on their competitors and I bet we'll be hearing more about recreational drug use by Toronto City Councillors and mayoral candidates in the upcoming election. BTW I'm not a Ford supporter, just sayin' this is what I'm reading here unless it's a bluff. Yeah, it's probably a bluff...

"Later, Doug Ford seemed to accuse unspecified politicians of drug use. "I can't stand these hypocrites, these politicians, that are as phoney as a three dollar bill, folks. They come up and they tell you all their BS, and this, and that, and they shoot more you-know-what than you can shake a stick at."

"Oh boy, they're gonna get in trouble. 'Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do, what you gonna do when they come for you?'"
the lemur / March 14, 2014 at 11:20 am
So these lying sack o' shit mobsters go to Hollywood to big up Toronto's film industry (which they voted not to assist financially), fail to get into the Oscars ceremony, but admit to not watching movies (but misguidedly cite Braveheart as a model) and generally display complete ignorance of major film actors ... any wonder no one in their right minds believes anything they say in the political sphere?
linden / March 14, 2014 at 11:21 am
I am starting to think Rob Ford's election campaign will have two people on staff-he and his brother. They managed to alienate a lot of supporter.
Nick / March 14, 2014 at 11:24 am
Hilarious, just hilarious these videos are. I wish I lived in a world where I could be as blissfully ignorant as these two.

And again, I will never understand how they can tout this BILLION dollar savings nonsense with a straight face. They must literally be too stupid understand what they are saying. CANCELLING THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE DID NOT SAVE THE CITY MONEY. IT COST THE CITY MONEY, DUE TO !!!LOST REVENUE!!!.
To put this into simpler terms, this would be the same as a regular small business LOSING AN IMPORTANT CUSTOMER, and saying they saved money by losing that customer. Make sense? No? Didn't think so.
If he wants to say he saved Toronto taxpayers $200 million over 4 years by cancelling it then sure, go ahead (even though the city desperately needs that money). But you cannot roll it into whatever other city expenditures you claimed to have saved and then just add it up as if inflows and outflows are the same thing. It was a cost to taxpayers and a revenue to the city, therefore by cancelling it you've actually cost the city money due to the fact that they have to make it up elsewhere, and saved everyone with a car a measly $60 a year. Seriously man, read a book or buy a calculator or something. I guess that claim wasn't included in the KPMG audit a couple years ago because they would have just looked it and laughed, much like everyone with half a brain should be doing.

Accounting for Dummies Nation rages on.
mike in parkdale / March 14, 2014 at 11:24 am
1 - why don't they pick a thumbnail for their video where Rob has his eyes open?

2 - please iron out the wrinkles in your backdrop.

3 - just STFU scumbags
brawk / March 14, 2014 at 11:33 am
RoFo has claimed that he's lost 40 pounds, but man oh man, he looks terrible! He's probably gained weight. I know that his health is literally the last thing on his mind, but the claim of weight loss is just another lie to the pile...
Not Stanley / March 14, 2014 at 11:41 am
Kevin Spacey probably didn't want his picture taken with Rob Ford because people who have their picture taken with Rob Ford have a habit of getting shot in a gang related incident
buddy press / March 14, 2014 at 11:52 am
i wouldn't know that guy if we shot heroin together in an alley outside a sports bar! I probably wouldn't even recognize him if we got drunk and peed in a parking lot together! i wouldn't even recognize that dude if we got wasted, smoked crack, beat up a hooker, drove around for a few hours, and then ate chicken together! that is how little I know him! and he has the gall to ignore me!? how!?
E. Toby Coke / March 14, 2014 at 11:54 am
I would love to see a wide shot of that set for a moment.

Behind the backdrop is a storage room at Deco. Buncha strung-out weirdos like Lisi hanging around by the camera. Couple of bottles of cheap vodka and Gatorade on a folding table off to the side. Maybe a few bags of chips...

These are strange days in Toronto.
Jacob / March 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Gotta note how they said "the media doesn't have a clue" about the amount he's saved.

He's painted the entire media as ignorant... so basically, to Ford Nation, any outlet that provides facts is outright wrong. He's the only source of information, and that can't be disputed.

It's so disgusting.
Jackson / March 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm
What other mayor has a youtube show with his wise guy brother jerking him off about all the good he's done? What other mayor answers calls personally from random citizens to address their small concerns? Being the mayor of a metropolitan mega city is not all about customer service is about running a gigantic city. Customer service is for city councillors to deal with and Rob Ford would be able to delegate to his council and staff is he had any managerial skills or respect but he doesn't.
mgr / March 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm
TheStar isn't tabloid-like, but it's not a serious 'newspaper'. Its an extreme left propaganda machine. Olivia Chong and the ndp has their marketing done for them
Matthew Fabb / March 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Meanwhile here's a photo of Kevin Spacey signing autographs and taking photos with people at TIFF:

As well, someone has already started a Tumblr of Kevin Spacey taking photos with people.

It's amazing at how off the tracks the Fords can get attacking people. Who's next Gonzo the Muppet who made a Rob Ford joke on the Jimmy Kimmel show appearing as the second guest after Ford? :)
Phil Resch / March 14, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Doug Ford on TMZ ... “They make up stories. They insinuated that we spent money, $2,500, which is an outright lie. And if I wasn't too busy sitting here with you, I'd be suing their ass off right now, to be frank with you.”

Huh? You are going to sue a media outlet for saying you were staying in a fancy hotel room? On what grounds? By insinuating that you have some class?

Does that mean that Kevin Spacey can sue you for saying that he doesn't take pictures with people?
Irwin MMW Mimico / March 14, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Rob & Doug are right, Kevin Spacey is mean! I called him about my cement plant and he didn't call me back! I only see movies with actors who return cement plant calls! I only vote for politicians who return cement plant calls! FART MORE YEARS! VOTE FART!
Borte / March 14, 2014 at 01:45 pm
He's really getting mileage out of that black fat suit.
Syed replying to a comment from Welshgrrl / March 14, 2014 at 01:45 pm
Sadly it worked for them last time around.
Jackson replying to a comment from Phil Resch / March 14, 2014 at 01:56 pm
Exactly! They also said that TMZ and the Toronto Star are one in the same, yet the Ford's have never sued the Star for all the apparent lies they've written about them.
jen / March 14, 2014 at 02:00 pm
And now there's a tumblr with photos of Kevin posing with regular people.
Underwoody / March 14, 2014 at 02:03 pm
Rob should watch what he is saying. He may find himself pushed in front of a train at Royal York station by a fedora wearing Spacey.

Good thing he never takes subways, subways, subways.
W. K. Lis / March 14, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Maybe Doug was upset that Kevin Spacey got the part of Lex Luthor in the 2006 "Superman Returns". And is more upset he was not contacted to play Lex Luthor in any other upcoming Superman movie.
Jacob / March 14, 2014 at 02:29 pm
The Fords said they went to Hollywood to bring more film business to Toronto.

Lashing out at an A-list celeb, in that hyper-connected industry, is a great way to start!
cathie / March 14, 2014 at 03:11 pm
How this man has not ended up in the hospital with a heart attack or stroke is beyond me. The pound are just piling on. Constantly red-faced, he looks absolutely horrible.
Torontowatcher / March 14, 2014 at 03:31 pm
Think Doug's only interest is to promote himself and is using little brother to do it.
NotThatDave / March 14, 2014 at 03:35 pm
Doug: "We need a new person to attack"
Rob: "How about that politician on Netflix"
Doug: "DONE! Another brilliant campaign idea Robbie!"
Moneesha? / March 14, 2014 at 03:44 pm
But...Kevin's not upset. Are you naturally or intentionaly inane?
Mr.A / March 14, 2014 at 04:13 pm
I'm all for jobs for the intellectually disabled, just not the job of Mayor.

Here's something I've been wondering; is it that Ford Nation is not honest enough to admit, even to themselves, that Ford is a disaster? Or do they lack the smarts to see that Ford is a disaster?

I understand the resentment that Ford Nation has about the fancy book learnin' and high school diplomas and whatnot that their detractors have. Get over it.
Sarah Doyle / March 14, 2014 at 04:50 pm
This makes me livid, how did this ever happen? What a couple of complete idiots, how did it come to this. I feel sick.
TimFr / March 14, 2014 at 06:46 pm
call it for what is was. Doug's mad that his plan of going down to Hollywood so that his brother would have a bunch of photo ops with A-list celebrities that they could post on his website didn't pan out since Hollywood celebrities typically have other things to do on Oscar weekend.

Rather than face the reality that maybe some people in this world don't want to be associated with Rob Ford, Doug just assumed that Spacey was an a-hole for not wanting to take a pciture with him. Unlike Rob who is more then willing to associate/take pictures with/write reference letters to gang bangers/drug dealers/guys in Nazi uniforms.
dr feelgood / March 14, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Rob and Doug are unsatisfied with how things went on jimmy Kimmel and they're used to getting their way so when things went south, especially with Spacey, they went wee wee wee all the way home, to Toronto. You know, the city everyone is laughing at, and will be for years to come. Way to go, Rob and Doug!LOL (this is my opinion, you may not agree, but...)
Ruzya replying to a comment from JayDanger420 / March 14, 2014 at 10:07 pm
Ever since Ford started his reign as the idiotic crack cocaine smoking drunken stupor mayor of Toronto, I can't stop throwing up at the sound of his name. I now associate the name Ford with projectile vomit. And to be clear I do not have a virus.
Toronto's new tourist slogan should be,
"Come for the crack cocaine and stay for a drunken stupor. While in these states of mind, be sure to make racist and homophobic remarks while beating up your wife. Toronto is every redneck's dream."
little lucy / March 14, 2014 at 10:56 pm
I can't believe that these two former schoolyard bullies have managed to take this city's reputation and beat the crap out of it for all the world to laugh at. Where is Captain Toronto when we need him? Someone needs to lay these two fat fucks out cold.
Terry Murray / March 15, 2014 at 01:06 am
"Any actor that makes a living off the people that watches shows he wouldn't take a picture with anyone?"

Huh? What?

No - never mind. I don't want to waste even 30 seconds rereading that to figure out what, if anything, it means.
Peter / March 15, 2014 at 09:05 am
Rob is still the best candidate and has delivered a real platform. Where is Tory? I can't even tell he's running alls quiet from his camp. Chow, her announcement had all our ears as she's slated as the big one, but she under delivered and did really aanounce anything. Ford always finds was to communicate with us, social media and PR can make or break your campaign. Tory and Chow seem to think they're running in the 90's and are not using digital media to help drive their campaign like Ford and Obama have been able to do.
Peter replying to a comment from Move over Ford / March 15, 2014 at 10:56 am
So you don't like saving a billion dollars? Your not interested in the best candidate, with a proven track record and the most popular Toronto mayor ever? Is this just cause your not in the current political in-crowd, so you want the most popular out so you can pin your hopes on an underdog with no track record and not policies to speak of. Listen to yourself, you don't make logical sense no matter how you spin it.
In a drunken tupor / March 15, 2014 at 11:39 am
It takes an arrogant bastard to know an arrogant bastard....a $20 bill for everyone who agrees with me.
Is Peter Rob Ford / March 15, 2014 at 11:44 am
Is Peter Rob Ford? Hey, he imitated someone on the radio show, maybe Peter is rob?!!! If it's you Robby, exactly what is it you'll be doing after the October election once you hand over your mayor's title to Chow? Is the doorway to Deco big enough for you and Doug? Well, presuming he loses in his laughable quest for a future career in politics. Jk we all know he'll lose, you fixed that for him....and his pathetic blurbs.
Peter II / March 15, 2014 at 01:11 pm
"Using digital media" mean the Fords aren't? They lost their voters data so painstakingly assembled by Kouvalis. You seem quite uninformed.
DEAN / March 15, 2014 at 01:13 pm
Chow's out of the running, she just admitted to smoking pot on the CBC. Her and Ford are now on the same criminal drug behavior level. VOTE JOHN TORY!!!! Keep the city clean!

Olivia Chow smoked pot as school-board trustee!
Peter II / March 15, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Who saved a billion? NOT Fforrddfuckface. Unless you mean a billion pennies? That's about 10 million, although its more like 10¢ after everything he's cost the city.
Dean II / March 15, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Dean the Idiot: Tory smoked pot too, jerk off. He admitted in writing in 1978. Are you living in 1975?
KFC / March 15, 2014 at 01:25 pm
"When did Mayor Ford start doing what people tell him to do? All you had to do was ask, guys. Here’s your pic."
Fords lie again. What a SHOCK! / March 15, 2014 at 01:30 pm
They never asked Spacey to pose with them.
Fords lie again. What a SHOCK! / March 15, 2014 at 01:35 pm
What's the longest period of time ffordfuckfaces have gone without lying? Have they ever made it through 24 hours, including omissions, since October, 2010?
DEAN replying to a comment from Dean II / March 15, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Tory admitted it in '78 and learned it was the wrong thing to do and got it out of his system - He was over and done with it BEFORE THE 80'S!!

Chow still went on to do marijuana in the 80's and that's only the time we're currently aware of. More investigation is needed and she should submit to drug testing asap if she doesn't want this to drag out. Marijuana use, Illegal Massage Parlour activity and living in community housing while collecting a pay check from the taxpayers. She has a filthy track record. Chow and Ford are done. She's lost respect and has no high ground over Ford anymore. SHAME.

Vote TORY!!
Are you people idiots - think for your self replying to a comment from Fords lie again. What a SHOCK! / March 15, 2014 at 01:41 pm
You can't ask someone your not allowed to talk to!

Use your own mind and quit spinning stories and calling them liars. Its not a lie everyone was talking pictures back stage and they were told not to speak to Kevin Spacey at all. You can't ask if you can't speak - you do understand how communication and conversation works right?
KFC II replying to a comment from KFC / March 15, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Is this behaviour what the Ford Bros. call drumming up business in Hollywood?

Doing a great job calling out one of Hollywoods leading actors on Youtube for all to see.
KFC II replying to a comment from KFC / March 15, 2014 at 01:45 pm
ALSO Good to see they have respect for the movie industry and peoples privacy.
THIS JUST IN!!! / March 15, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Spacey takes a shit on two fat turds:
TheRealness replying to a comment from THIS JUST IN!!! / March 15, 2014 at 02:56 pm
THIS JUST IN!!! Doug attacked Kevin Spacey not the Mayor please ignore the link above!

CJ / March 15, 2014 at 07:13 pm
This will be classic Canadiana-parody material in a few years.
Doug lays Kevin? / March 17, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Really? Don't get the headline. Is there a link?
Neil Hall / March 18, 2014 at 08:07 am
Come down to trtune at 980 dundas street east in sauga anytime durin month of march, say the majik phrase 'doug ford is a bakla' and the boss will give 20% off from whatever u buy. check us out on interweb, we gots specials all the time.
We got mad hate for rob n doug at the store here but for real spacey is king. we is hopin somebody takes a baseball bat to doug n rob fords heads. they r major losers.
Ford is a turd plugging my toilet! / March 18, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Anyone have a plunger?
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