Yesterday reports surfaced of a new video depicting Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking a pipe that allegedly contains crack. Ford announced he’s taking a “leave from campaigning and from [his] duties as Mayor to get immediate help.” But in addition to that news, there’s also a new story from the Toronto Star detailing the mayor’s recent alleged drug and alcohol use. And obviously it involves Justin Bieber allegedly taunting him about crack at a nightclub. Of course Justin Bieber is involved. When is he not?
According to the Star, on the night of March 15, Ford and four men took a taxi to his Toronto home from city hall. He then ordered a party bus to take them to a club called Muzik in the city. Apparently Ford left his private booth and went into the common area, where he saw Bieber. Bieber allegedly said jokingly, “Did you bring any crack to smoke?” Ford reportedly returned to his booth angrily and drank heavily. He also reportedly vomited in the club’s bathroom and said, “My wife and children hate me. I am in over my head.” There were also incidents a few weeks later in which he was reportedly banned from the executive lounge at the Air Canada Center for being drunk, and was then seen allegedly doing cocaine back at Muzik. He apparently really likes Muzik. Not quite as clear if he also likes music.
Sigh. Of course Justin Bieber is involved in a story about Rob Ford. Isn’t he involved in every scandalous or generally negative thing that happens in the world? I’d personally like to extend my deepest condolences to Canada. They’ve produced a lot of wonderful things besides these two idiots, and I think we should focus on the positive. Like Ryan Gosling. And Ryan Gosling. And mostly Ryan Gosling. Let’s just focus on Ryan Gosling, okay?