TORONTO — Wednesday night’s revelations about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his announcement that he is taking a leave of absence to seek treatment sparked a Twitter frenzy.
Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who has feasted on the Ford fiasco for months, tweeted his hope that Ford gets “the help he obviously needs.”
All jokes aside, I hope @TOMayorFord really does get the help he obviously needs.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 1, 2014
And while there should be nothing funny about the mayor of Canada’s largest city stepping down to deal with his personal demons, a public weary of Ford’s behaviour took to social media to weigh in with humour and sarcasm.
Here is a sample of the messages posted Wednesday night in reaction to the latest Ford news.
Rob Ford is going to rehab for alcohol abuse? Never seen anyone do shots of vodka from a brass pipe before. #TOpoli
— Hillary (@disco_hits) May 1, 2014
— Nicholas Pashley (@NotesOnABeermat) May 1, 2014
Remember that scene where Smeagol tells Gollum to leave and never come back? That’s me to Rob Ford right now
— Kevin Stewart (@mrkevinstewart) May 1, 2014
— Danielle Moriarty (@dmoriarty301) May 1, 2014
The possible Rob Ford sex tape is exactly why someone needs to invent an “unsee” button for the internet immediately. That and spoilers.
— Alyssa Schwartz (@alyssaschwartz) May 1, 2014
You kidding me? In all that ranting, Rob Ford couldn’t fit in a single, solitary “f**k Brooklyn”? #TOpoli
— Don Landry (@donlandrymedia) May 1, 2014
Rob Ford announces he is taking time off to pursue his dream of owning the NBA Clippers.
— Mooooky (@Mooooky2) May 1, 2014
Literally the first thing I thought was “I wish I could be the one to tell Jimmy Kimmel about this.” #RobFord
— Caitlin MacGregor (@CaityMacG) May 1, 2014
I hope that Rob Ford gets the help he needs. I also hope he stops being our mayor. Maybe he could hang out with scumbags less, too.
— Ryan Day (@lizzhatesme) May 1, 2014
I would ask how Rob Ford was ever elected mayor of Toronto but then I come from a state that elected Rod Blagojevich twice…
— Fortitude1913 (@Fortitude1913) May 1, 2014
Rob Ford is like if a belly-flop was a person
— Brian Essbe (@SortaBad) May 1, 2014
Read the Toronto Zoo has a pregnant panda. Sure hope the Rob Ford sex tape doesn’t turn out to be security footage. #topoli
— Paul Doherty (@pgalberta) May 1, 2014
Just a reminder that the last time Rob Ford ‘got help’ it was a gym membership.
— Arlene Bishop (@arlenebishop) May 1, 2014
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