(Lauren Evans) With 80 percent of New Yorkers generally repulsed by the idea of Anthony Weiner as the next mayor, his campaign allegedly decided it was time to bring in some paid actors to pose as supporters, because things just haven't gotten weird enough yet.

According to the Post, several of Weiner's supporters that appeared at functions like the Dominican Day Parade were actually employees of a LA-based company called "Crowds On Demand," which does exactly what the name implies. Actors were paid $15 an hour to fawn over Weiner, pretending to be supporters or "people who met him and became supporters as a result of that encounter,” the tabloid reports.

Of course, the Weiner campaign denied any knowledge of any of this Crowds on Demand business, with spokeswoman Barbara Morgan insisting the zealous fans are just zealous fans, not paid actors. “We are proud we’ve always had the biggest and most fired-up crowds," she said, incorrectly. That’s enthusiasm the other campaigns just can’t buy.”

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