The world is on FIRE about what some are calling the best episode of Kitchen Nightmares ever (clip above!) — and the only episode where Gordon Ramsay refuses to help the owners, as they are too far gone.
And by too far gone, we mean too stubborn to listen to any kind of constructive criticism! Here's what this ep's owner said about inviting Ramsay back, perhaps to redeem her image:
“Never! He is a ginger head troll! He tried to ruin my business and my life. And he is obsessed with my husbands balls! No cake for him!!! We are so guarded now, and there is such a wrong impression of us out there."
From what we understand, the portrayal on the show was dead-on! She continued:
“We have to screen our customers now. If they don’t speak feline they don’t get in……..meow that was a joke! It has been emotionally taxing on Samy (her husband) and I having such hatred and hostility directed towards us. It was just a show for entertainment purpose; people really need to lighten up!”
If anybody has been watching the facebook pages, their twitter, or the episode itself — you'll know quickly that what they are calling entertainment is actually a brutalizing of customers. They claim they were hacked, but who doesn't use that excuse these days?
“Since Kitchen Nightmares aired we have not replied to anyone online. In the beginning we replied because these people were spreading malicious gossip and untrue slanderous things about my business. I took them for losers and opened fire with them to let them know that my husband and I are not suckers. And we are not going to let the ‘Camel Toe Mafia’ try to ‘extort us out of a free pizza.’ But that was when we were dealing with a handful of bullies here in Arizona. Now it is us versus the entire Internet. We are using our energy towards more positive lucrative opportunities now.”
The things she says borders on unintelligible!
Not all is bad for them, though, even if they've lost a lot of business. Apparently they're fielding reality show offers:
“It would be fantastic entertainment, and a great chance for us to use it as a platform to help bring awareness to cyber bullying. Also then they can see I make my cakes and they can all shut the F&*^%$@! Up!! We care a great deal about our customers and our employees. Samy and I work 18 hour days, and we do not think that we are better than anyone. We do the best we can and we believe 100% in our food."
On the show, Amy straight up fired a young girl for confirming an order with her, so we're not so sure about how they care a "great deal" about their employees, and this came after kicking out a customer for refusing to pay for a pizza that was taking FOREVER to be finished!
“We don’t back down from a fight and no amount of wishing we would kill ourselves or go out of business is going to actually make that happen. We are here to fight. Meow!”
Online bullying is absolutely wrong, but a lot of the bullying is returned ten-fold to those who only disagree with the owners, or would like prompt and friendly service. We will never condone online bullying from EITHER sides!
It sounds like they just need to LISTEN to those who want to help, though! Like Gordon! More clips (below)!
Though there's another side to Aly, which she reveals in the interview:
"Every day is a challenge. Even though at the 2012 Olympics we were so happy to win the gold medal, every day is not like that. I think people don't understand that; people don't see that side of the sport – the frustration, how much it takes a toll on your body, and mentally as well."
We can only imagine!
But she hasn't ruled out the next Summer Olympics! She confessed:
"I'll be 22 in the Olympics year. If I make the team, I'll be the oldest U.S. gymnast. My body is a little bit more achy than it was before, but at the same time I feel like I'm smarter now and able to understand the recovery process. I always joke that I'm 21 going on 50."
Older, but clearly wiser! And she's even applied that to her own body confidence!
"I've never had an eating disorder, and I'm proud of that... instead of being insecure about my muscles, I've learned to love them. I don't even think of it as a flaw anymore because it's made me into the athlete that I am. I think imperfection is beauty."