Foul-mouthed celebrity chef Gordon
Ramsay finds himself in a hot stew down under after suggesting a
television journalist was a lesbian.
After being interviewed by Tracy
Grimshaw, Ramsay, the star of Fox's reality series Hell's Kitchen,
let out a tirade the following
day at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine show.
Ramsay showed an
audience of thousands a doctored picture of a naked woman on all
fours, with multiple breasts and a pig's face, which he said depicted
Grimshaw,” he said. “I had an interview with her yesterday, holy
crap. She needs to see Simon Cowell's Botox doctor.”
suggested Grimshaw was a lesbian.
Gordon thinks that any woman that does not find him attractive must
be gay,” Grimshaw said the next day on her television program A
Current Affair. “For the
record: I don't and I'm not.”
publicist told the Herald Sun
on Sunday that it was “just a joke,” and that the pair were good
friends. But Grimshaw disagreed.
“We do not have a
great relationship. We have no relationship at all,” she said.
Minister Kevin Rudd backed Grimshaw on Tuesday, calling Ramsay a “low
“All I could
describe his remarks as reflecting is a new form of low life,” Rudd
told Australian radio. “I just think that's off, and offensive.
Good on Tracy Grimshaw for coming out and giving him a left upper
empire includes 21 restaurants and pubs in the UK, U.S., France,
Japan, Dubai and the Czech Republic. But several eateries have
faltered amid the economic recession.