Diners, Drive-Ins, and Douchebags: Food Network’s Guy Fieri “Weirded Out” By Gays
According to an article in City Pages. looks like the Brofoodie Guy Fieri isnn;t really that much of a dude in real life and more like a douche treating DDD staff as servants, making sexist and anti-semetic jokes, and not liking us gay boys.
In the October 12 cover story of City Papers, Fieri’s original DDD producer, David Page makes these claims:
Fieri… 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.
“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.
Former field producer Kari Kloster confirms that Fieri made the odd demand about gay guests, and says she witnessed Fieri becoming more oy of control on the set.
(Fieri declined to comment for this story through his spokespeople.)