Rob Ford’s mother drops hints that her son is mentally ill

Posted on September 25th, 2013 5 great comments. Room for one more!

I’m taking some license with what Diane Ford actually said about her son at the unveiling of his portrait earlier this week. However, the painting, which was created by a fellow council member at the behest of Ford’s mother, did incite some interesting comments in her:

“While I’ve had it the last few days, I stand back and I look at it, and I can see 10 different personalities — I can see all of Rob’s personalities in that picture,” she said in her own speech.

Note how she qualified the sentence by re-iterating that Rob Ford has multiple personalities.

One could probably excuse her wording if she were a newer immigrant and meant to imply that she sees Ford’s complex and vibrant character, the many sides of his personality, in the painting. But the Fords have been Canadian natives way longer than I have, so what’s their excuse?

Yes, I suppose the Fords’ magnificent ignorance could extend all the way to simple, everyday English. But Diane didn’t stop there:

The painting was temporarily moved to a part of the mayor’s office visible to the public. It will hang permanently in the Etobicoke home of Diane, who began prodding Crawford to do it three years ago.

“When it was finished,” she said, “and he brought it over, I was actually very excited, very thrilled, and when he unveiled it in my living room, it was the wow factor. Ah, I couldn’t believe it, I just couldn’t believe it. And I said to Gary, jeez, all of that colour, I mean, it’s great, but why? He says, ‘Because that’s Rob Ford. He’s very colourful.’”

Another very telling statement there. Ford’s mother was surprised by all the colours used to portray her son — clearly the “10 personalities” were not represented by any colourful and bright aspects of the painting in her mind. And this is Ford’s mother, the one person you’d expect to see their offspring through the most opaque of rose coloured glasses.

She might not have said it outright, but Diane sure did imply it: Rob Ford suffers from Dissociative identity disorder, and confirms that none of his multiple personalities are particularly bright, colourful, or cheerful.

Of course, that could just be the drugs.

5 Comments on “ Rob Ford’s mother drops hints that her son is mentally ill ”

  • SarahD
    September 25th, 2013 2:56 pm

    Intriguing! Lol I find it very interesting that DELUSION RUNS IN THE FAMILY!
    We know full well that being a JUNKIE SURE DOES.

    This whole situation brought more embarrassment upon Toronto. I’m tired of it.
    ~S.


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  • SarahD
    September 25th, 2013 3:00 pm

    Btw, in addition to being delusional I am 1,000% convinced that Rob’s colours come from being addicted to OH SO MANY THINGS.

    The end.
    Let us hope that it will end sooner rather than later.


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  • Daniel J. Christie
    September 25th, 2013 7:48 pm

    I saw a wonderful t-shirt up in Peterborough last week. A guy was wearing it so I have no idea where to get one. It read: “AADD -The road to -OH! LOOK! THERE GOES A SQUIRELL!”


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  • Piper
    November 7th, 2013 7:02 pm

    Just watched Diane and Kathy trying to justify Robbie’s behavior by saying his biggest problem is his weight. This family is seriously messed up.


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  • Patrick
    November 8th, 2013 12:41 pm

    Yeah, it’s kinda sad, Piper. You can see where the Ford brothers’ troubles began. In a way though, Rob’s crack admission was kind of a step towards some sort of independence from the family influence, even if he didn’t realize it. Doug was shocked to hear that Rob hadn’t spoken to him or any one of his handlers, which suggests quite a lot if you ask me.


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