Rob Ford’s latest gaffe has gone international.
The Toronto mayor’s collision with a TV cameraman — and subsequent ‘F-bomb’ — became fodder for U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night.
The host of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ got big laughs when he played the clip of Ford smashing his face directly into a CityTV camera this week.
“It’s alright, he has free health care, it'll be fine,” Kimmel joked before showing the clip again in slow-motion.
“Look at the guy behind him smiling,” he said. “I have a feeling that gentleman is soon to be unemployed.”
Ford was rushing out of an executive committee meeting and speaking to reporters about the casino debate when the collision took place on Monday.
“Ah f--- man. Holy Christ,” he said at the time. “Holy. Guys, have some respect. You just hit me in the face with a camera.”
CityNews reports that their cameraman was pinned against a wall and could not move out of the way.
Ford’s executive committee voted on Tuesday to approve a motion to move to council a debate over whether Toronto should host a casino at Exhibition Place or the downtown core.
"I want to see a casino approved,” Ford said after 11 hours of input and debate. “Carry it on to council and take it from there.”
The motion passed by a vote of nine to four.
Of course, the extreme close-up with a camera this week was not the first on-camera gaffe for the controversial civic leader.
In November, a video of the Toronto mayor falling at a Grey Cup press event went viral.
Nearly a year ago, Ford stumbled off a scale at the final, public weigh-in for his ‘Cut the Waist’ challenge and twisted his ankle.
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