The antics of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford are, once again, fodder for comedy, with late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel taking notice of the mayor on his show Tuesday night.
Though, this incident really wasn’t Ford’s fault. The mayor-camera collision happened as the mayor was rushing out of an executive committee meeting where he was discussing a contentious new Toronto casino Monday.
Eager to avoid journalists, who were equally eager to ask the mayor about the casino, Ford walked face-first into a City TV camera. Ford’s reaction, as reported by the Toronto Sun, was: “Ah f—k man. Holy Christ! Holy. Guys have some respect, you just hit me in the face with a camera.”
The mayor was not injured. His pride, however, may be stinging a bit after he made headlines in the Daily Mail, on Deadspin (which also created an animated GIF of the incident) and, now, on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“He has free health care. It will be fine,” Kimmel says, before replaying the tape in slow motion and adding: “Look at the guy behind him smiling. I have a feeling that gentleman is soon to be unemployed.”
Here’s a Youtube clip of the Kimmel bit: