After embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his brother complained that Kevin Spacey didn’t take a picture with them backstage at a recent taping of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the actor made it up to them over the weekend.
Spacey tweeted a digitally altered image of himself between the two brothers, writing, “When did Mayor Ford start doing what people tell him to do? All you had to do was ask, guys. Here’s your pic.”
The actor also created a Tumblr page called “Kevin Spacey with Common Folk,” filled with photos of the Oscar-winning actor posing with “real people.”
Spacey’s funny retort was in response to criticism from Doug Ford, the mayor’s brother and a city councilman. Friday, on the brothers’ YouTube show, “Ford Nation,” Doug called Spacey “an arrogant SOB” for not taking a selfie with them.
“Any actor that makes his living off the people who watch his shows, he wouldn’t take a picture with anyone? We were told you can’t take a picture, and you can’t speak to [Spacey]. Who does this character think he is?!” Doug complained. “Does he think he’s God, that no common folk can take a picture.”
Rob seemed bemused by the whole thing, admitting, “I wouldn’t know him if I ran him over.”
Of course, Spacey knew who Rob was. Appearing on Kimmel’s post-Oscar show after the mayor who infamously admitted to smoking crack and was stripped of most of his power, Spacey joked that it was “the first time I’ve had to follow a Ford – and one that was so banged up.”
When Kimmel thanked Spacey for sharing a dressing room with the mayor, the “House of Cards” star joked, “Well, he threw up all over it, but those are the chances you take.”