Jon Stewart comically weighed in on Justin Bieber's recent legal problems and Toronto mayor Rob Ford's ongoing troubles during The Daily Show on Thursday.
"What the f--k is going on in Canada," Stewart joked.
The host then went on to compare the remarks made about Bieber and Ford's actions to those about Richard Sherman, the cornerback from the Seattle Seahawks who lashed out after his team defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship earlier in January.
"Well I'm the best cornerback in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you are gonna get," Sherman screamed after the game about his opponent Michael Crabtree. "Don't you ever talk about me."
"Yes, they're just a couple of playful scamps accused of committing major felonies. It's not like they said things loudly in a post-game celebratory interview," Stewart said.
"The thugs aren't the dudes accused of actual violent crimes, it's the Stanford educated cornerback who talked loud after the game."
Some media outlets labeled Bieber and the crack-smoking mayor "bad boys." One news anchor even said, "We love Rob Ford a little bit, don't we though?" On the other hand, Sherman has been deemed a thug.
During Stewart's segment, it was also revealed that the day after Sherman's interview, the word "thug" was used on television 625 times to describe the football star.