Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is an easy target, to say the least. The elected official has found himself in the headlines for a number of alleged mishaps and, of course, that whole using crack cocaine "probably in one of my drunken stupors" admission.
Tony Nappo, an actor in Toronto, perhaps wanted to send Ford a message that kids are paying attention to what he says. Nappo enlisted the help of Ron Murphy and his daughter Ella for a skit titled, "Rob Ford's Words in the Mouth of a Child."
In the video, Nappo confronts his daughter (played by Ella) about a crack ... in the door. Ella denies causing the crack using Ford's own words when he denied using crack.
"I did not do the crack, and I am not in the habit of making cracks," Ella says. "As for the video, I will not comment on a video that I have never seen or doesn't exist."
In real life, that video was the smoking gun that forced the mayor's admission. In this skit, it is a minor speed bump for Ella. After telling her dad that he is not asking the right questions, she fesses up to cracking the door — kind of.
"I did not do the crack. The ball did the crack," she explains. "Probably in one of my sleepy stupors."
Then Ella uses Ford's words to hop on the defensive.
"Whoa, whoa whoa! I've answered your question," she tells her dad. "Look, I've made mistakes. I'm sorry. I'm not perfect. I'm only human."
The video, which Ford co-wrote, has been viewed 135,000 times since it was uploaded on Tuesday. It closes with a simple message: "Our children are listening."
And here is what Ella might be paying attention to:
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford