Doug Ford’s comments are causing quite the stir - again. Ford’s government announced on Thursday that they would be changing the Ontario Trillium logo design, which has been the provincial government's official symbol for 13 years. The reason being that the current Ontario government logo looks too much like "three men in a hot tub", Ford claims.
Ford’s hilariously accurate observation has many Ontarians wondering how his mind works. Some are even calling on Ford to get his mind out of the gutter.
Others took offence to the fact that Ford seemed to indicate that three men hanging in a hot tub together is a bad thing, saying that Ford feels "threatened" by the idea. Take a look:
I'm gay and I don't know where @fordnation has been hanging out to see "three men in a hot tub" and wanting "open for business" on cars.... But it sounds like he's got sex on the brain. Must be the bubble baths with @AndrewScheer and @jkenney in those hot tubs. #onpoli https://t.co/I09gyOosaV— Faceless Vegan🥦 (@faceless_vegan) April 5, 2019
Doug Ford says “three men in a hot tub” like it’s a bad thing— Tracey Lindeman (@traceylindeman) April 5, 2019
Most people, though, are simply shocked that they have never noticed this optical illusion in Ontario's Trillium flower logo before. Even Ontarians against Ford are starting to admit that the Premier is finally right about something.
Hate to say it, but, Doug Ford is right. It actually does look like three men in a hot tub, arms stretched wide, taking in the sun.— barbedwire (@fjcrod) April 5, 2019
Now that it's a thing & I actually looked close, I can make out 3 "people" in a hot tub. Not sure why they are "men" - unless @fordnation thinks there's something wrong with "three men in a hot tub". I think one's a man, one's a woman & one's trans. Poor Doug won't sleep 2nite!— John Shewchuk (@johnshewchuk) April 4, 2019
Funny enough, this actually isn’t even the first time that such a comparison has been made. Back in 2006, Dalton McGuinty faced backlash after first introducing the design with people offering a similar criticism about the logo at the time.
Ford found himself in hot water earlier this week when he announced his proposal to change the design of Ontario’s commercial vehicle license plates. Ontario plates currently feature the touching motto “Yours To Discover” on them - if Ford has his way, the plates will soon say “Open For Business” instead.
Unsurprisingly, many thought Ford’s suggestion for the new plates was a little soulless and went after the Premier for altering the timeless slogan:
Changing the slogan on Ontario license plates is a waste of time and energy. “Yours to Discover” is representative of the many different communities that make up this province. “Open for Business” is classless and crass. Do better @fordnation— Erin Heenan (@rinheenan) April 1, 2019
Leave it to the college dropout to think he can design a new license plate for ontario....seriously everything he touches turns to shit.— christopher .N. 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇿🇼🇿🇦🌊 (@CjWilliamz) April 1, 2019
Whatever your opinion is on the changes, you have to admit that Ford sure knows how to get a province-wide discussion going.