Airline Ad Pokes Fun at Toronto Mayor

Spirit Airlines hopes Rob Ford can help sell tickets

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 15, 2013 2:09 PM CST

(Newser) – You can't say Rob Ford didn't have this coming: Spirit Airlines of Florida has a new ad that pokes fun at the Toronto mayor's troubles, reports the Toronto Star. "We're not smoking crack," the ad reads, before pushing a $29.90 fare to the Toronto area. The ad doesn't mention the mayor by name, but it includes a silhouette of a very Rob-Ford-like individual. And then there's the red word "record" in the right corner, a dig at Ford's infamous crack-smoking video. (Toronto's city council today voted to curtail Ford's power.)

The new ad from Spirit Airlines.
The new ad from Spirit Airlines.   (Spirit Airlines)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at a city council meeting today.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at a city council meeting today.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
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