Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Defends Justin Bieber

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January 31, 2014 AT 9:37 AM
Justin Bieber has a friend in Toronto mayor Rob Ford. The embattled politician, who like the Canadian pop phenom is rarely far from a media circus these days, on Thursday defended Bieber for youthful folly a day after he was charged in Toronto with assaulting a limo driver. Ford said of Bieber, "You know what? He’s a young guy. At 19 years old, I wish I was as successful as he was. He’s 19 years old, guys. Think about when you were 19.”