Float spoofing Rob Ford’s drug use pops up in Mardi Gras parade
NEW ORLEANS, La. – A larger-than-life replica of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking a crack pipe was featured front and centre in a Mardi Gras parade float sending up headline-grabbing Canadian celebrities.
The “Canadian Club” float ribbed Ford for his admitted drug use, and sported mockup Toronto Star newspaper headlines blaring “Mayor Ford: ‘So I smoked a little crack”‘ and “I was in a drunken stupor.”
D’Etat did a Rob Ford float pic.twitter杭州夜网/nXDYYiAWWq
— skooks (@skooks) March 1, 2014
A brief video posted online shows smoke billowing out from the Ford float’s crack pipe as it rolled down a New Orleans street Friday night.
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Painted on the side of the float were caricatures of Justin Bieber – who faces drug use allegations in Florida – clutching a smoky bong and former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson holding a sign reading “Remember me?”
Dustbin, you’re a wreck everywhere, including Mardi Gras, which is a real accomplishment. pic.twitter杭州夜网/l0VpwseVKA
— Curtis Gulka (@curtisgulka) March 1, 2014
Ford was making local headlines again this week when he challenged the city’s police chief to publicly detail the cost of a long-standing police investigation into his activities sparked by reports of a purported Ford crack cocaine video.
The mayor, who is running for re-election, accused Chief Bill Blair of waging a politically motivated campaign and dared the top cop to “arrest me,” insisting he has done nothing wrong.
©2014The Canadian Press
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