Mayor Frank Jackson Really, Really Loves Jamie Foxx


So far, Mayor Frank Jackson has thanked Jamie Foxx three times on Twitter, and once on Facebook, for a serenade that the versatile artist performed on the Jimmy Kimmel show Wednesday night. It's a serenade that travel and tourism bureau Destination Cleveland may appreciate because of the branding in the background, but may dismiss because of its familiar tropes. Cleveland = pierogies and Drew Carey, essentially.

"Does anybody want to make love to Drew Carey?" Foxx inquires. "Of course they do, because he's from Cleveland."

Scene, for one, is hotly anticipating an Armond Budish press release thanking Foxx for the consolation, inviting him to the region and educating him on all that we have to offer — "Down the street from Lake Erie is a district we like to call E. 4th...etc."

At any rate, Mayor Jackson wanted to emphasize his gratitude, and assure both Foxx and Kimmel that they are always welcome in Cleveland.

His identically worded Tweets, with retweets or links to the original video, a @CityofCleveland Tweet and a City of Cleveland Facebook post, respectively, represented 3/7 of the Mayor's Twitter activity over the course of the past 14 hours. A big day for a big fan.

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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