If this is true, there's NO WAY we could ever look at Gordon Ramsay the same — we know that he's a hot headed dude, but we wouldn't have guessed that he was racist!
Marcus Samuelsson, amazing chef and repeat judge on Chopped, claims Gordon Ramsay said some nasty things during an ego-fueled tirade.
Marcus, who was born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, was a guest chef at London’s Lanesborough Hotel in 2000 when this all went down.
Here's what Ramsay said:
"‘I’m going to make sure you have a f–king miserable time here. This is my city, you hear? Good luck, you f–king black bastard.’ Then he hung up."
Why was he so pissed?
Apparently, Marcus had not mentioned him in an interview when asked about his role models, in accordance to Marcus’s book Yes, Chef!
Of course, this is all being denied — but why would Marcus have any reason to lie?
Here's what a spokesperson had to say:
“We’re shocked by these completely false and extremely offensive accusations."
The thing is… if it IS true, this is still what you're supposed to say.
We've ALWAYS respected Marcus on Chopped, and can't see him going out of his way to make something like this up!
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