Whether it’s insulting professional rivals like Jamie Oliver to contestants for his TV shows – and even a presenter – Ramsay is no stranger to commenting on someone else’s weight.
THE AUSSIE TV HOST WHO IS “A PIG”
In 2009, Ramsay made the mistake of targeting misogynistic slurs at Australian TV host Tracy Grimshaw.
Speaking at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine show, he showed a forged photo of a naked woman, with multiple breasts and a pig’s face, announcing that she represented Miss Grimshaw, who had interviewed him the night before.
“It’s Tracy Grimshaw,” he said. – I had an interview with her yesterday, damn it. She needs to see Simon Cowell’s Botox doctor.
Both the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia criticized him. Ramsay then appeared on TV to offer a lengthy apology, saying, “It was never a personal attack. It was done in a pleasant way. I put my mom on the phone this morning, she was disgusted. If someone had called my wife a pig, I would have turned off their lights.
LE RESTAURANT ‘FAT COW’
In 2012, Ramsay opened a restaurant in LA called The Fat Cow. His PR team tried unconvincingly enough to deny that it was an insult, saying, “Cow is something we eat all the time, but don’t like, so the restaurant title is just a nod to that. “
Just months earlier, Ramsay had called Hell’s Kitchen contestant Sara Horowitz a “fat cow” on camera. He also called her a “stupid little bitch with a big mouth”.
THE MARKED CHEFS
In 2012, during season ten of Hell’s Kitchen, where chefs line up to be verbally assaulted by him, he told contestant Clemenza Caserta that his chef’s whites “look like a tipi”, adding that they were so spacious that he could use them as a veil. cross the Atlantic.
At another point on the show, Ramsay called him a “f ****** baby rhino.”
Other contestants were called a “big monkey”, a “big *** and wind sack” and a “useless big yankee, dankey, doodle sh ***” sack.
THE ‘FAT IDIOT’ ON NIGHTMARES IN THE KITCHEN
Ramsay was asked to attempt to save The Granary restaurant in Fareham, Hampshire, in 2007. Owner Nigel Nieddu was called a “big idiot” by Ramsay during the show.
Mr Nieddu said: “It has been the most stressful week of my life. If I still had time, I would not participate in the program. I’ve never spoken to someone like this in my life. I’m not happy to be humiliated. My friends call and don’t care that I’m called a fat idiot, but that’s how I’ll be known now – I’m the fat idiot from The Granary.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has a habit of using the word “fat” as an insult. He called Hell’s Kitchen contestant Robert Hesse (pictured) “big shit”
THE CHIEF WHO HAD THREE HEART ATTACKS
Hell’s Kitchen chef Robert Hesse dropped out of a series on the show after suffering from stress and returned the following year.
Ramsay called him “fat ****” and Hesse, who was obese, had three heart attacks before a gastric bypass surgery that helped him lose over 30 stones.
MARCO PIERRE BLANC
Ramsay has a poisoned relationship with Marco Pierre White. Early in his career he worked with White at the Harveys Restaurant in Wandsworth, South West London. White said in his autobiography that he “broke” Ramsay and reduced him to tears. Years later, the two showed up on the same day for lunch at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant – and Ramsay criticized White’s weight.
White said Ramsay walked up to him and said, “You big ass ******. I always wanted to call you that. White commented, “I said,” Is this the best you can do? ”
In 2017, Ramsay spent a week as the host of the short-lived The Nightly Show on ITV. At the end of his stay, he read a bogus excuse to compete with Jamie Oliver.
He was like, “I just want to say I’m sorry. I’ve been tough on you this week, Jamie.
“I called you fat, I criticized you in your restaurants, I called you fat, I said you like sex in prison and I called you fat.
– What I said was hurtful, Jamie. I don’t want to make you cry. The last thing I want to do is look at your pretty face and think: fat, fat, fat. “
Oliver replied, “I was doing television years before him, so maybe five years ago that would have bothered me. He has four kids and I have five kids and I don’t want to make fun of some of them dad on TV. It’s not good.’
Ramsay said in 2012 that Oliver “needed a good wash” and added that he was not surprised his Food Revolution show was canceled after two seasons airing in America.
“You have to be very careful about telling Americans to eat healthy,” Ramsay said. “If you are not in this best shape yourself, then you have to be very careful. “