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Sam L
Jun 9th, 2009, 11:12 AM
The fallout from Gordon Ramsay's sexist rant against A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw has gone global, including in his homeland.
British media have published reports about Ramsay's weekend rant at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show, in which he made foul comments about the Nine Network host's appearance and personal life.
His tirade has also been reported in the US and New Zealand - further tarnishing his public image following recent allegations that he indulged in a long-running extra-marital affair.
A day after being interviewed by Grimshaw, Ramsay told shocked food lovers in Melbourne the TV host was "a lesbian" and needed "to see Simon Cowell's Botox doctor".
He also showed a picture of a woman, who appeared naked on all fours, with multiple breasts and the facial features of a pig, saying: "That's Tracy Grimshaw."
Representatives for the chef, known for his foul mouth on his various TV series, said the comments were a joke, but Grimshaw hit back on her show, calling him an "arrogant narcissist" and a bully.
She also said his rant had upset her mum and that she had no interest in ever interviewing Ramsay again.
In his native Britain, The Mirror sent up Ramsay in a report headlined: "Good thing Gordon Ramsay is such a sex god".
"Gordon is such a handsome devil, a veritable sex god come to Earth to live among men, you can understand why he might feel that mere mortals are unworthy of his presence," The Mirror report said.
The Mail Online also carried a report about the outburst and the angry reaction it had generated among audience members and women's groups.
Celebrity watcher Perez Hilton agreed, writing on his website that Ramsay, often in trouble for his mouth, had gone too far with his "sexist, homophobic remarks".
Other celebrity sites have also carried angry comments.
"Ramsay definitely went too far. He should be ostracised for this horrible unfair unwarranted attack on Tracey [sic]," wrote Georgie on the celebuzz site.
Ramsay was also copping it on gay websites.
"Ramsay is just a little snot with no breeding or class ... " one site user wrote on samesame.com.au, which says it's Australia's No.1 gay and lesbian lifestyle site.
Another observed: "Gordon is quite unattractive - I think many people both gay and straight would agree with that fact."
Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has joined the public backlash.
Ms Gillard said Ramsay's tirade showed bad manners and bad taste.
"I understand from the publicity that Gordon Ramsay is a good chef," Ms Gillard said.
"I think perhaps what he should do is confine himself to the kitchen and make nice things for people to eat rather than make public comments about others."
Ramsay will be on the Gold Coast for the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from Friday to Sunday.


http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/ramsays-spray-makes-headlines-in-britain-20090609-c1wk.html

What an a-hole. Tracy responded below:

0JPKsEuzKpU

Hachiko
Jun 9th, 2009, 11:22 AM
I love Tracy. He is indeed a bully and I'm glad she took on his comments.

Harvs
Jun 9th, 2009, 11:29 AM
he shouldnt have said that... yes it was totally stupid and idiotic..

but the way channel nine is acting its as if he has killed someone. their report tonight was a joke... taking things he said BEFORE the incident that were totally fine jokes (and didnt offend the people) and making them out to be just as bad as what was said about tracey.

Philbo
Jun 9th, 2009, 11:34 AM
Oh I can only imagine what A Current Affair are doing in response to this lol.. the ACA vs Today Tonight fued on Aussie tv is absolutely cringeworthy but Im going off on a tangent..

Gordon Ramsey is shown up for being the narcistic arsehole that he is by these comments. Good on Tracey for responding!

Can someone explain what Tracey did or said that annoyed Gordon so much?

Kart
Jun 9th, 2009, 12:00 PM
What an a-hole. Tracy responded below:

0JPKsEuzKpU

:lol::lol::lol:

:worship:

I like this lady.

Everything she said about him I totally agree with - I can't stand him.

-Ph51-
Jun 9th, 2009, 12:22 PM
He's an idiot and should stay in his restaurant more if he wants to save his businesses from bankruptcy. "Fuck him" lol :angel:

Ryan
Jun 9th, 2009, 12:25 PM
I'll still watch Hell's Kitchen. :lol:

Huntress55
Jun 9th, 2009, 12:30 PM
I dont really like Tracy Grimshaw... but I hate Gordon Ramsay more, he's so annoying. :rolleyes:

nevetssllim
Jun 9th, 2009, 01:23 PM
I really hate the fact that Ramsay is so popular in the UK. Can't stand him.

young_gunner913
Jun 9th, 2009, 01:29 PM
gordon is such a twat but i like hell's kitchen. but yeah lately he has been up his own ass and has a kanye west complex going on. this lady was very classy and elegant in her response to him and i applaud her for standing up to him. :worship:

Kart
Jun 9th, 2009, 01:52 PM
I really hate the fact that Ramsay is so popular in the UK.
He isn't that popular is he ?

rockstar
Jun 9th, 2009, 03:03 PM
good response from her. he lost alot of my respect

NeeemZ
Jun 9th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Tracy Grimshaw can dish it out but can't take it when the heat is on her. I don't condone what Gordon did in any sense but Tracy being allowed to exploit him afterwards is pathetic. Her mother? All of a sudden we should care about her feelings and Tracy's as well when she herself dishes into other people for a living. What about Matthew Johns' mother or his wife's mother after Tracy tore into him ON NATIONAL TELEVISION? What about the 'chk chk boom' girl's mother? Surely she didn't care for them. I think this was a well deserved bite on the arse from the Matty Johns interview to be honest. I just think the double standards are incredible in that she is sacred and no one else is and it would not surprise me one bit if this was a publicity stunt to boost ACA's sagging ratings or to help her secure a job for 60 Minutes. If Gordon Ramsay only did this for publicity for himself, he definitely knew what he was doing.

nevetssllim
Jun 9th, 2009, 03:43 PM
He isn't that popular is he ?

I've always had the impression that he is very popular. He's always got some crap on the prime-time TV.

I really hate the programme Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. It's so tediously formulaic :mad:

Hachiko
Jun 9th, 2009, 03:46 PM
Tracy Grimshaw can dish it out but can't take it when the heat is on her. I don't condone what Gordon did in any sense but Tracy being allowed to exploit him afterwards is pathetic. Her mother? All of a sudden we should care about her feelings and Tracy's as well when she herself dishes into other people for a living. What about Matthew Johns' mother or his wife's mother after Tracy tore into him ON NATIONAL TELEVISION? What about the 'chk chk boom' girl's mother? Surely she didn't care for them. I think this was a well deserved bite on the arse from the Matty Johns interview to be honest. I just think the double standards are incredible in that she is sacred and no one else is and it would not surprise me one bit if this was a publicity stunt to boost ACA's sagging ratings or to help her secure a job for 60 Minutes. If Gordon Ramsay only did this for publicity for himself, he definitely knew what he was doing.

Completely irrelevant but I actually thought she did a good job in that interview. I saw the "attack" on Matthew Johns as justified. Her job is to represent the general consensus, which was a condemnation on what he did. Just because he decided to accept responsibility does not automatically mean he should garner sympathy for it.

It's the same in this Ramsay instance. Even Julia Gillard and Perez Hilton spoke out about his comments, so why on earth can't the woman at the center of it all be heard? Unlike Ramsay and Johns, Tracy has done nothing wrong and it would be extremely unfair to critisise her for responding to such remarks.

youizahoe
Jun 9th, 2009, 03:50 PM
When will they finally get rid of him? Such an arrogant fuck that thinks he's a chef while we all know his restaurant works with pre-made food!

NeeemZ
Jun 9th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Completely irrelevant but I actually thought she did a good job in that interview. I saw the "attack" on Matthew Johns as justified. Her job is to represent the general consensus, which was a condemnation on what he did. Just because he decided to accept responsibility does not automatically mean he should garner sympathy for it.

It's the same in this Ramsay instance. Even Julia Gillard and Perez Hilton spoke out about his comments, so why on earth can't the woman at the center of it all be heard? Unlike Ramsay and Johns, Tracy has done nothing wrong and it would be extremely unfair to critisise her for responding to such remarks.

I don't blame Tracy for responding to such remarks as anyone would like to because they would hurt and I don't have a problem with others stepping in as well because it is justified but I think it's ironic that she immeditaely hits back and claims all the hurt that it has caused her and her family considering she does that for a living herself. I just bring up her mother because she obviously does not care when she reports on other people, most notably Matty Johns and the damage that it did cause.

I also think you'd find that the general consensus was to hear Matty Johns version of events and not to 'attack his actions' as they had already been done enough in the media and he had faced his consequences. You'd find that more people support him rather than not especially after that interview. The interview was to hear Matty Johns side but she used it as a method to hear his answers and then attack him for it. My respect for Matty went up alot after that interview. I can't say the same for Tracy.

MyskinaManiac
Jun 9th, 2009, 04:26 PM
They're both as bad as each other. Hate Tracey Grimshaw, go back to the Today show where I know I wake up too late to see your face!

Kart
Jun 9th, 2009, 05:27 PM
I've always had the impression that he is very popular. He's always got some crap on the prime-time TV.

I really hate the programme Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. It's so tediously formulaic :mad:
I don't know - I mean you've seen the rubbish they put on prime time TV !

I think it's the concept of his show rather than him that's popular. Not that I've ever watched it to be honest - as far as I can see from the clips he just goes around criticising and being nasty to people. I'm smack him if he spoke to me like that.

Hayato
Jun 10th, 2009, 01:54 AM
I think he picked the wrong person to mess with. Tracy is a very well loved personality in Australia.

eck
Jun 10th, 2009, 02:59 AM
He called Tracy "low"
He said:
"For me on a personal front, to see how sad and how bitter for someone to come out like that, for a renowned pro to come out and stoop that low, is disgusting."

And then his rep said:
"His comments relating to Tracy Grimshaw, who had interviewed Gordon the previous evening, were off the cuff and in response to heckling from the audience. His intention was to make a joke and indeed he did raise a big laugh at the time. However, with hindsight he realizes that his comments were inappropriate and offensive to Tracy Grimshaw. And he has unreservedly apologized both to her and anybody else who may who may have been upset."


:rolleyes:

Привет
Jun 10th, 2009, 03:03 AM
I really can't say that either Ramsay or Grimshaw do anything for me, but he was an idiot for making those remarks, and she did deserve to stand up for herself in some way. As much as I can't stand her program or her, she responded well, and I give her credit for that.

Oh I can only imagine what A Current Affair are doing in response to this lol.. the ACA vs Today Tonight fued on Aussie tv is absolutely cringeworthy but Im going off on a tangent..

Gordon Ramsey is shown up for being the narcistic arsehole that he is by these comments. Good on Tracey for responding!

Can someone explain what Tracey did or said that annoyed Gordon so much?
They both NEED to be taken off air! The stories they report on are so ridiculous, it is so obvious that all they've done is pay some struggling person/family in a tough situation loads of cash to exploit them in a story. They never report on societal issues that actually matter, instead wasting everybodies time with stories on 'correct bra sizing' or 'finding Australia's Susan Boyle'. They're both a joke, and an embarassment to Australian current affairs media.
I don't blame Tracy for responding to such remarks as anyone would like to because they would hurt and I don't have a problem with others stepping in as well because it is justified but I think it's ironic that she immeditaely hits back and claims all the hurt that it has caused her and her family considering she does that for a living herself. I just bring up her mother because she obviously does not care when she reports on other people, most notably Matty Johns and the damage that it did cause.

I also think you'd find that the general consensus was to hear Matty Johns version of events and not to 'attack his actions' as they had already been done enough in the media and he had faced his consequences. You'd find that more people support him rather than not especially after that interview. The interview was to hear Matty Johns side but she used it as a method to hear his answers and then attack him for it. My respect for Matty went up alot after that interview. I can't say the same for Tracy.
I agree with you on the Matthew Johns interview. It was not Tracey's job to condemn him for his actions, but that's all she did the entire half hour or so. Some of the questions she asked his wife in particular were just appalling. Asking whether their marriage is going to survive this, when it's something they've already been dealing with for years, and causing that poor woman even more emotional distress for absolutely no reason at all, is just disgusting. I watched the entire interview, and I felt like I hadn't learnt anything worth knowing, I just felt like I'd witnessed an interrogation. Tracey did nothing in that interview other than fling shit on the man, to think that that interview is what supposedly is going to get her a promotion onto 60 Minutes, an actual credible current affairs program, makes me mad.

Daniel K
Jun 10th, 2009, 04:03 AM
Hate Tracey Grimshaw. She's the face of gutter journalism now Naomi Robson has gone. In saying that Gordon's comments were definitely out of line and flat out offensive. They just seem so random and unnecessary. I don't have much sympathy for Tracey though.

rada
Jun 10th, 2009, 06:00 AM
Didn't the police catch him in the men's room with other men in 1993?

rada
Jun 10th, 2009, 06:00 AM
with his pants down
:lol:

SM
Jun 10th, 2009, 11:02 AM
that would explain his bitchy side, rada

Philbo
Jun 10th, 2009, 01:55 PM
They both NEED to be taken off air! The stories they report on are so ridiculous, it is so obvious that all they've done is pay some struggling person/family in a tough situation loads of cash to exploit them in a story. They never report on societal issues that actually matter, instead wasting everybodies time with stories on 'correct bra sizing' or 'finding Australia's Susan Boyle'. They're both a joke, and an embarassment to Australian current affairs media.

.

Absolutely. I moved to the UK 4 years ago, but I remember very well the way the two shows tried to get one up on the other during the whole Schapelle Corby ordeal.. ACA backed Schapelles family and TT backed that jodie chick... It was just so awful seeing these two shows use that whole conflict to try and get one up on the other...

Renalicious
Jun 12th, 2009, 10:32 AM
I don't like Tracy, but I don't like Gordon either. I must say though, I chuckled at Tracy's response, it was quite smart. :lol:

Mikey.
Jun 12th, 2009, 10:52 AM
Ramsay really is a douche. Seriously what is his problem? :o

Tracy had some pretty funny replies but they all sounded like she was reading them off a piece of paper. It was all in monotone and she seemed really uncomfortable. It's like she didn't even think up half of it herself. :lol:

Then again I guess some of the things which were brought up were pretty personal. :tape:

lympyisthebest
Jun 12th, 2009, 12:28 PM
I think he picked the wrong person to mess with. Tracy is a very well loved personality in Australia.

:spit:

Good joke :lol:

aussie_fan
Jun 12th, 2009, 12:31 PM
:spit:

Good joke :lol:

Yes, don't know what ranadalara is on about. Tracy has got to be on of the most annoying people in Australia. It's exactly why this overblown news crap just annoys me about our media.

Please delete this thread

Renalicious
Jun 12th, 2009, 12:38 PM
I'm definitely more on Ramsay's side. :lol: I think Tracy Grimshaw defintely overeacted, seriously. He also made fun of Susan Boyle. You don't see Britain going crazy over it. :o

Renalicious
Jun 12th, 2009, 12:39 PM
I think he picked the wrong person to mess with. Tracy is a very well loved personality in Australia.

:spit:

Hayato
Jun 12th, 2009, 01:27 PM
She is, believe it or not.

Привет
Jun 13th, 2009, 04:05 AM
She is, believe it or not.

By who? :scratch:

ozfan44
Jun 13th, 2009, 04:22 AM
Didn't the police catch him in the men's room with other men in 1993?

with his pants down
:lol:

that would explain his bitchy side, rada

:lol::tape:

mykarma
Jun 13th, 2009, 04:32 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/ramsays-spray-makes-headlines-in-britain-20090609-c1wk.html

What an a-hole. Tracy responded below:

0JPKsEuzKpU
He's a real asshole and I thought he act like that just for the show. I like the show but don't think I'll ever watch it again., BASTARD.

Hayato
Jun 13th, 2009, 06:25 AM
By who? :scratch:

Can't be bothered. Think what you want, I don't give a damn :lol:

NeeemZ
Jun 13th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Can't be bothered. Think what you want, I don't give a damn :lol:

I definitely know that Tracy Grimshaw is definitely not one of Australia's beloved TV personalities. No matter which angle you look at it.