Jimmy Kimmel Defends Rob Ford Interview

Rob Ford appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, and the embattled Toronto mayor was reportedly not too happy with the way things went.

After the appearance, Ford’s brother, Councillor Doug Ford, told The Toronto Sun“s Joe Warmington that the mayor was “a little upset,”; claiming he had been “set up”; by the late-night funnyman. Although Ford subsequently denied he was upset , claiming that he “had a blast,”; Kimmel addressed Ford’s alleged unhappiness in Tuesday night’s JKL monologue.

“It seemed like we were having fun,”; quipped Kimmel. “We went over much of his remarkable life. We reviewed some of his home videos. But then after the show, he was apparently upset. Why, I’m not exactly sure. I asked him about drinking and smoking crack. What were we supposed to talk about? His other hobbies?”;

“The thing is,”; he added, “it’s hard to tell whether Mayor Ford is mad or not because his face is always bright red, it doesn’t change colours…I just want to say it was not my intention to upset the mayor – and I hope we’re still on for go-karting this weekend.”;

Last night’s show also brought an extra-special treat for Toronto viewers when Jimmy and sidekick Guillermo took a vehicular tour of Toronto to see such sights as “the Ontario tower”; and Rogers Centre, home “of the Toronto Blu Rays.”;

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