Much like the bleu cheese on top of a heaping mound of Fiery Buffalo Chicken Spicy Nachos, the empire of junk food impresario Guy Fieri might be crumbling before his very eyes.
In a massive public airing of grievances, Feiri's digruntled ex-"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" producer David Page has run to the Twin Cities' City Pages to tell the story of what the human mozzarella stick is like behind the scenes. Page is the furthest thing from an unbiased source -- his production company was fired from the show earlier this year-- but still: the results, like a plateful of Bacon Jalapeno Duck Appe-Tapas, are not pretty.
For instance, would you be interested to know the editing tricks Page says the production company had to employ to keep Guy Fieri from looking like a skeezeball?
"You have to protect Guy from all of his poop jokes," Page says. "Anytime any woman mentioned 'cream,' Guy went into a sexual riff. When cutting the show, you had to tell the editors to watch Guy's eye line, because it's always on breasts."Also, Fieri was maybe not the biggest fan of the gays:
Fieri also needed protection from homosexuals, or at least advance warning. Early in the show's run, Page got a phone call from Fieri, who'd just walked out of a restaurant in a huff.Among these revelations Page also claims that Fieri has become a power-hungry dictator who surrounds himself with sycophants, much in the same manner as a Baja Southwestern Bacon Burger is embraced by a cornucopia of Slammin' Chili Cheese Fries. But let's be as real a Saucy Cajun Po' Boy Sandwich: That's what every reality star is like. It's the sexist/homophobic/anti-Semitic (Did we forget to mention the anti-Semitism? OK, there's also a little anti-Semitism) stuff that could threaten Fieri's career.
"Guy had decided that the two men running the restaurant were life partners," Page remembers. "He said, 'You can't send me to talk to gay people without warning! Those people weird me out!'"
From then on, show researchers were required to note any indications of homosexuality detected during pre-interviews. (Fieri declined to comment for this story through his spokespeople.)
What do you think? Could Fieri be out as the face of the Food Network? Or will this all just blow over, like the indigestion after a batch of Sizzlin' Sloppy Joe Sliders?
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UPDATE: Fieri's spokeman Jesse Feris reached out to Metro and offered the following statement:
Anyone who knows Guy knows he would never make the kind of comments attributed to him in this story. They are offensive, not in his nature and just not true. What saddens Guy most is that he considered David a mentor, and he’s not quite sure what drove him to do this.The plot, much like a batch of homemade Chunky Chipotle BBQ sauce, has thickened.