Looks like someone could have used an extra hour of sleep.
Beleaguered Toronto mayor Rob Ford suffered a major gaffe on Sunday after doling out some terrible time-changing advice on Twitter.
“Daylight Saving Time starts this evening, turn your clocks back,” he wrote Saturday evening at 9:42 p.m. EST. He also reminded users to change the batteries in their smoke alarms — so his advice was half right.
@TOMayorFord via Twitter
On Saturday night, Ford reminded his followers to turn back their clocks and change smoke alarm batteries. He was half right.
Ford’s office later confirmed that a staffer was to blame for the blunder, and the mayor rectified the tweet a half an hour later by telling Canadians to turn their clocks forward instead.
His chief of staff Dan Jacobs took the heat for the erroneous tweet, admitting Sunday that he made the original mistake.
Daylight Saving Time starts this evening, turn your clocks forward and change smoke alarm batteries before going to bed tonight.
— Mayor Rob Ford (@TOMayorFord) March 9, 2014
Ford has admitted mistakes in the past. This time, however, his chief of staff Dan Jacobs took the heat for the erroneous tweet.
Twitter users were quick to call out Ford, who earlier this year admitted to smoking crack after repeatedly denying it.
“Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told people on Twitter to set their clocks BACK an hour instead of forward,” user @tgrant20 wrote. “What is that guy smoking? Oh, right.”
Just remember, Rob — spring forward, fall back.
With News Wire Services