Watch Rob Ford dance just moments after apologizing to reporter over pedophile claims
Just moments after uttering a soon-to-be-rejected apology for suggesting that the Toronto Star‘s Daniel Dale was a pedophile intent on taking photos of his children, Rob Ford cut a rug. A reggae band was in the city hall council chamber playing Bob Marley‘s “One Love” and “Christmas Carol Blues,” and councillors were urged by the band leader, Jay Douglas, to get up and dance. “Don’t sit, you need this,” he told our elected officials.
The moment brought some levity to an otherwise joyless city council meeting, but it also ushered Ford, Toronto and Canada back to punchline status on American television. “One minute they’re yelling at each other and the next they’re dancing all around the room,” joked Jimmy Kimmel last night. “For a while, I thought it was just mayor Ford, but what I’ve realized is Canadians are much, much weirder than any of us had any idea they were…Are they all on crack?”