ONTD Political

Rob Ford runs anti-gay ad on Tamil radio station

12:18 pm - 10/24/2010


A rough translation from the video.

1st Person: Mani Anna, Who you voting for in the Mayoral Election?

2nd Person: [Laughs] What kind of question is this? I am Tamil. We have a religion and culture. Take Rob Ford for an example, His wife is a women. Thats not only it, he said will reduce Land transfer taxes and other taxes.

1st Person: What about Immigration?

2nd Person: [Laughs] Thats a federal government issue. So, the white people can get our vote.

1st Person: I am also going to vote for Rob Ford.

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Rob Ford, I say this as someone who is both gay and Tamil and fiercely proud of both with Tamil family and friends who are just as proud, fuck you and your racist, homophobic bullshit. How fucking dare you assume that Tamil people are that close-minded, how fucking dare you try and brush aside the fact that you don't think we belong here in the first place. Fuck you, you bigoted piece of shit.

ETA:

All credit for the lulz and awesomeness goes to oaktree89

ETA 2, Wife of the ETA: You can send in a link to the youtube vid to CTV news and a comment about why it's offensive. For my twitter bbs you can also tweet @CityNews, @spaikin, and @CBCToronto and hopefully someone will respond.
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ladypolitik 24th-Oct-2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
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poetic_pixie_13 24th-Oct-2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW ANGRY THIS IS MAKING ME? BECAUSE I HONESTLY WANT TO PUNCH HIM IN THE THROAT. I FUCKING CANNOT. HOW DARE HE ASSUME THAT TAMIL PEOPLE HAVE SOME KIND OF SPECIAL~ HOMOPHOBIA OR THAT HE CAN USE THIS ASSUMED HOMOPHOBIA TO DISTRACT FROM THE FACT THAT HE'S A RACIST PIECE OF SHIT.

ALL OF MY GODDAMNED HATE.
msloserrific 24th-Oct-2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
D:

What is this I can't even

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seagullsong 24th-Oct-2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Man, I would be getting angry here, but all I can do is laugh my ass off about "His wife is a woman!" being a legitimate reason to vote for someone.



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poetic_pixie_13 24th-Oct-2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Smitherman, Ford's opponent in the mayoral race, is gay and married his husband a few years ago. They recently adopted a kid and, yeah. ALL OF MY HATE.
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ahkna 24th-Oct-2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
I fucking HATE Rob Ford. I'm not wild about Smitherman either but I'd rather eat my own arm off than ever vote for Rob Ford. My hate levels for him are off the chart.
arathesane 24th-Oct-2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
What a fucking piece of shit. I could let loose a string of fucking expletives but really there's no point.

I'm appalled. That's all. Simply appalled.
escherichiacola 24th-Oct-2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm pretty confused about all of this. Especially the second line about immgiration.
poetic_pixie_13 24th-Oct-2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
The line about 'his wife is a woman' is a horrible jab at the face that George Smitherman, Ford's main opponent, is gay and married.

The line about immigrant is a comment on come controversial comments he made a few weeks ago. The MV Sun Sea is a boat that landed in Vancouver a while back with 490 Tamil refugees fleeing from persecution and death in Sri Lanka. Ford basically said he didn't want any of these refugees coming to Toronto because we can't take care of the people we already had (which is bullshit and not even within his power to do, but whatever). This has been a huge issue in Toronto because we have the largest community of Sri Lankan Tamils outside of Sri Lanka. So his immigration line is an attempt to brush if off.
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poetic_pixie_13 24th-Oct-2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Fuck. My parents are religious and do not give two flying fucks about the fact that their daughter is queer.
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sixteensims 24th-Oct-2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
What the fuck is this shit.
theartistprince 24th-Oct-2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
So, the white people can get our vote.

What does this mean? So les hommes blancs will vote for Ford or that they'll take the vote away or something?

God, I hate him. King of the douches, tbh.

Thank God the Leafs are doing well, or else if he won, Toronto would be dead to me.

I'm surprised he's doing so well. When I first saw him on ~Global news~, I thought "oh, this douche is clearly an idiot. No chance." BUT HE'S DOING REALLY WELL. IDGI. MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE I'M NOT FROM TORONTO AND DON'T KNOW THE INNER GOINGS ON OR W/E. IDK, IDK

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I'M CONFUSED AND FUSTRATED.
yami_no_hoshi 24th-Oct-2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'm confused too, actually. When he announced his candidacy I thought everyone would laugh it off because he's got a history of saying stupid, bigoted shit and I thought no one actually took him seriously. But then I found out he was in the lead and was like "WTF?" people are just suckered in by his unrealistic plans to "stop the gravy train" at City Hall, ignoring that he probably won't actually be able to do any of the things he's promised.
yami_no_hoshi 24th-Oct-2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
WHAT...THE...FUCK IS THIS? FUCK THIS BIGOTED ASSHOLE FOR
A) BEING DISGUSTINGLY HOMOPHOBIC
B) ASSUMING THAT TAMILS WILL AUTOMATICALLY AGREE WITH HIS VIEWS BECAUSE OF THEIR "CULTURE AND RELIGION" (WHICH HE DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT)
C) ACTING LIKE HE GIVES A DAMN ABOUT MINORITIES WHEN IN ACTUALITY HE'D LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN TO NEVER ALLOW ANOTHER IMMIGRANT IN AGAIN

The fact that he might win tomorrow is srsly stressing me out. Toronto, fuck, this guy can't win. He just can't. Toronto likes to pride itself on being diverse and welcoming and this guy is the polar opposite.
cecilia_weasley 25th-Oct-2010 05:33 am (UTC)
This guy is so popular though. And I know that it's because our economy is still shitty but if he wins, I may well have to move.
yami_no_hoshi 24th-Oct-2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
BTW, OP, do you think that we should send this in to like, City TV or CTV? I don't know if it will do anything to hurt his campaign but people should be aware.
iolarah 24th-Oct-2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
DOOO EEET. I do not want this man representing my city. He's an ignorant short-sighted fuck who I can't imagine will do anything positive for our city, never mind even being able to meet the lame-ass promises he's made on the campaign trail.
theburningdoll 24th-Oct-2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Fucking gross! And yes, as someone who's bi, South Asian, and possessing of both "religion and culture," this guy makes me sick.

poetic_pixie_13 24th-Oct-2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
But what do you mean? Brown people are naturally~ homophobic, never mind our history of accepting queer and trans people before European colonization.
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poetic_pixie_13 24th-Oct-2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
Pretty much this.
someohiogirl 24th-Oct-2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Dear Awesome People of Toronto,

Please don't elect this asshole. I'm going to be moving to that awesome city when I am done with school. If I wanted this kind of crazy I would stay in Ohio.

Lots of love, hugs, and kisses
Someohiogirl
poetic_pixie_13 24th-Oct-2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Well, the only thing that's making me feel better is that he doesn't have the support of the council, so he probably won't get a lot of stuff done because he won't be supported by city council.
romp 24th-Oct-2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Rob Ford, I say this as someone who is both gay and Tamil and fiercely proud of both with Tamil family and friends who are just as proud, fuck you and your racist, homophobic bullshit. How fucking dare you assume that Tamil people are that close-minded, how fucking dare you try and brush aside the fact that you don't think we belong here in the first place. Fuck you, you bigoted piece of shit.

OP, if I could, I'd buy you airtime for this. Fingers crossed for tomorrow. A win for him would be an embarrassment for all of Canada.
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