Kevin Spacey fires back at Ford Nation slight with group ‘photo’
TORONTO – Kevin Spacey has fired the latest salvo in the social media spat between Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his city councillor brother Doug Ford.
The two-time Oscar-winning actor tweeted a crudely edited group photo of himself with the Fords Saturday morning.
When did Mayor Ford start doing what people tell him to do? All you had to do was ask, guys. Here’s your pic. pic.twitter.com/DtDTqAl8Lb
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) March 15, 2014
Spacey’s tweet was in response to the most recent episode of Ford Nation, the YouTube show produced by the brothers.
During the segment, Doug Ford alleged that while the mayor was waiting to appear on late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Fords were told they couldn’t talk to or take a picture with Spacey, who is currently starring in House of Cards.
WATCH: Doug Ford calls actor Kevin Spacey an “arrogant S.O.B.”
Doug Ford said while Spacey is “an incredible actor,” he also thinks the star is “an arrogant S.O.B.”
He says Spacey should get off his “high horse and be real and take pictures with people.”
Rob Ford took a more muted approach, saying he doesn’t watch movies and wouldn’t know Spacey if he ran over him.
Spacey is a two-time Oscar winner (The Usual Suspects, American Beauty) and a frequent guest of the Toronto International Film Festival. He made the 2010 movie Casino Jack in Toronto.
Spacey, who appeared on Kimmel’s show ahead of the mayor’s main appearance, was asked about sharing a dressing room with the controversial politician to which he responded: “Well, he threw up all over it, but those are the chances you take.”
– with files by Global News
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