Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in 'crack cocaine' video scandal. Twitter explodes.
A cellphone video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine is being shopped around Toronto by a group of Somali men involved in the drug trade. When the news broke, the Twitterverse went wild with speculation, jokes, sympathy, and anticipation for the Star's full story.
The photo on today's front page shows Rob Ford with a man who, according to a source, is fatal gunshot victim Anthony Smith. The photo was given to us by the same person who later showed Star reporters a video in which Ford appears to be smoking crack cocaine.
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- Want to buy the video in question? There are already several people on indiegogo who are trying to crowdsource the money to purchase it, including The Province newspaper in Vancouver.
- This about sums up the barrage of tweets that followed as the news spread.
- More of the reaction:
- Amidst the stunned tweets, some people took this news as a way to encourage others to discuss the seriousness of addiction.