Mario Batali was forced to step away from his role on The Chew after four women accused him of sexual harassment in an Eater expos├â┬⌐.
Now the celeb chef’s costars on the reality show, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon, have addressed their audience about the uncomfortable situation.
But for chefs and foodies, they sure watered it down, saying:
“Yesterday, allegations of past improper behavior surfaced about our own Mario Batali, and ABC asked him to step away from the show while those allegations are reviewed.”
Considering he admitted to the behavior, and it’s been corroborated by multiple others already they sure made it sound like he’s coming back.
Don’t believe us? Watch, then read the fan comments (below):
“Our commitment to our viewers remains the same ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ to deliver the entertaining show that you├óΓé¼Γäóve come to expect.” Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Michael Symon address the recent news impacting our show. pic.twitter.com/mObwosDWcd
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ The Chew (@thechew) December 12, 2017
We’re hardly food experts, but as public statement aficionados, we’d say this could have stood to be saltier AND more plain.
[Image via ABC.]