Rob Ford’s Rough Go With Crowdfunding Continues: A Billboard On Rabble

Rob Ford CrackstarterEmbattled Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford’s relationship status with crowdfunding? It’s complicated.

You may remember from last year that Gawker editor John Cook spearheaded a crowdfunding campaign – affectionately called “Crackstarter” – that aimed to crowdfund the money necessary to purchase a video allegedly showing Ford smoking crack. The campaign was successful but didn’t directly lead to procurement of the video, although it did later surface.

Now a campaign on rabble.org seeks $5,000 to fund a large billboard in the Toronto area to remind working-class folks that Rob Ford is not one of them…

It’s pretty hard to argue that you’re just another struggling average Joe when you grew up going to high class football camps with the Washington Redskins,  your family owned multiple private residences, three Florida condominiumsthree plots of waterfront Muskoka land, and a $100 million per year label printing company. Rob Ford claims that he understands the hard working blue collar people of the GTA, but Rob has never worked a blue collar job in his life.

As for what it may end up looking like, here’s the comp…

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It’s tough being Rob Ford.


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