I think I've only posted once on here before about how I'm a huge fan of Hell's Kitchen. I've watched several seasons of it on the teevee over the past few years and plan to watch this past season on hulu.com once I get back to the US (hulu doesn't work outside the US, and I can't find a VPN that's fast enough to stream).
Anyway, it's hosted by Gordon Ramsay, a hot-tempered chef who yells a lot at young cooks as they fail to live up to his standards. I intuitively understand someone who's passionate about good taste in any art - culinary, musical, visual - and I love watching professional cooks yelling at each other because they can't even manage to cook spaghetti right.
But I don't want to believe this.
He told his audience that current affairs presenter Tracy Grimshaw, who had interviewed him on Friday evening, was "a lesbian" and "an ugly old pig".
He then showed the audience an image of a woman doctored with the features of a pig.
"That's Grimshaw," he told the shocked audience. "Holy crap. She needs to see a Botox doctor."
The chef continued to attack Grimshaw, saying "What? I'm not saying she's a dyke."
He added: "That's Tracy Grimshaw. I had an interview with her yesterday. Holy crap. She needs to see Simon Cowell's Botox doctor."
Apparently he didn't like the way the interview was conducted and decided to call her a lesbian over it. So creative.
He had an out lesbian on his show this past season, even though I only saw episode 1 before leaving the US. I don't know if I want to see how that turned out.
Yes, I get that people are complex and sometimes cool people say awful things. But I'll just mourn the fact that I can't watch pretty much the only TV show I like the same anymore. (Well, there's always The Daily Show.)