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The Gordon Ramsay Saga Gone On Long Enough – I Am Getting Bored

Hell's Kitchen Starts Tonight

Hell's Kitchen Starts Tonight

A Current Affair must be loving the publicity from the “feud”  between Gordon Ramsayand Tracey Grimshaw. They won in the ratings from Today Tonight for a long time.

If you have been holidaying in Bhutan for the past week go to this The Punch article to get an overview. But basically Gordon said she was a lesbian pig.

Frankly I am getting a little bored of the whole thing. Yes what Ramsay said to Tracy Grimshaw was degrading, but how often have A Current Affair subtly degraded people over the past decade. 

Today the story sank to new lows with an an article dredging up the story of Ramsay being arrested in a toilet 16 years ago, implying there may have been something gay going on. This was not the case.

So not ok to call Grimshaw a Lesbian, but OK to imply that if you are in a public toilet block that something homoerotic must be going on. Alan Jones may refute that.

Also why in 2009 is being a lesbian or dabbling in homosexual activity seen to be a negative thing.

Yes we know Gordon Ramsay is a prick but isn’t that why we the viewers made him a superstar?

Anyway if you want to see Ramsay at his arsehole best the new series of Hell’s Kitchen starts tonight on the Lifestyle Channel at 8.30pm.

It is the latest series from the US not the season 2 that Channel 9 unsuccessfully screened earlier this year.


1 Culinary Boner { 06.11.09 at 11:36 am }

Raver, well put. I question your use of the adjective “subtly” in describing ACA’s degradation of their targets for mock outrage. Way too kind.

This whole thing is just a mega publicity beatup and perhaps the most depressing thing about it was the sight the other day of PM Rudd buying into it. Fair shake of the sauce bottle, Ruddy, please just stick to issues of national policy significance.

2 Wurstsemmel { 06.11.09 at 12:32 pm }

Nine and ACA are milking this for all they’re worth. Ramsay probably needs the publicity too, giving the downturn in business. Someone needs the to give Ramsay the f-word.

Agree, Culinary Boner, far more important issues for Rudd to worry about and rather scary that he feels the need to step in.

3 Laura { 06.11.09 at 4:43 pm }

What Ramsey said was wrong. However Channel 9 is being very hypocritical by sinking to his level.
I don’t think that it is a matter of homosexuality having negative connotations; I just think that it is a matter of being called something you’re not. Also, the way that Ramsey called her a lesbian was obviously an insult as he likened Grimshaw to a naked prostitute with multiple breasts and a pig face.

4 Reality Raver { 06.12.09 at 12:15 pm }

Channel 9 are milking it now, I am surprised Gordon hasn’t split the country like Sinatra did all those year’s ago.

I hope he is still going to open a restaurant in Melbourne.

5 Chief Plonker { 07.09.09 at 11:18 am }

Now we know that Gordon Ramsay didn’t call her a lesbian – no retraction though! More Gordon Ramsay can be viewed (or downloaded!!) Hell’s Kitchen Season 6 starts June 21 on Fox in the US