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​So What Did Rob Ford Actually Call Justin Trudeau in That Crack Video?

It was reported Ford called the future prime minister "a fag." But that doesn't appear to be the case.
August 11, 2016, 6:10pm

Rob Ford, seen in the infamous "crack video."

Rob Ford was Toronto's most infamous homophobe.

This is not a controversial statement. Ford repeatedly shunned the Toronto Pride parade, voted against LGBTQ issues whenever he could, snubbed a gay colleague, drunkenly ranted about wanting to pull the Pride flag down—and that's just the stuff I can remember off the top of my head.

So when the existence of the crack video was first reported by Gawker and the Toronto Star in 2013, it was pretty believable that a drunken, drugged-out Ford would call Justin Trudeau a "fag." That's what the Toronto Star said they heard come out of Ford's mouth, while Gawker said they heard "Pierre Trudeau was a faggot!" offscreen and then in an update said that the Star said it was Justin. "It's hard to keep all these Canadians apart," Gawker's John Cook wrote.