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Guy Fieri Allegedly an Anti-Semitic, Homophobic Giant Tool

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Breaking news: Guy Fieri isn't just a giant tool, but allegedly also an anti-Semitic, homophobic, lecherous giant tool.

Those allegations are being leveled by David Page, the former producer of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Our sister paper Minneapolis City Pages broke the story of the lawsuits and infighting among DDD star Fieri, Page's Minnesota production company, and the Food TV network, which broadcasts the hit show.

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Click here to read the City Pages story in its entirety.

The show was created by David Page, who launched the runaway hit in 2006 with the winner of The Next Food Network Star as its host. In the years the show has been in production, Page alleges, Fieri's ego and demands have blown up to world-class diva proportions, especially now that his star has risen beyond the food media to the mainstream NBC game show Minute to Win It.

Gregory Pratt, the author of the City Pages story, quotes Page:
"Almost everyone who becomes a star in television develops an abnormal sense of self," Page says. "In the worst-case scenario, they become surrounded by sycophants who tell them everything they want to hear."

Page and another employee of his production company take shots at Guy's sexual predilections:
"Any time 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."

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.

"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.

On a copyright dispute over work done for the television show that Fieri wanted to use in his books:
"They were demanding tremendous research from my people, and pictures, but they didn't want to pay for them," Page says. "Guy said to me: 'You know, it's true: Jews are cheap.'"

These allegations feel like revenge over a lost lawsuit from an equally giant tool that lost control of his show and his star. But Fieri's not the first TV star whose alligator mouth is still too big for his giant head. Rumor has it he's making an appearance on Ellen next week to answer to television's pre-eminent gay woman, whom we hope will shrink his oversized head with hardball questions.

Click here to read the City Pages story in its entirety.

Tip to Guy: Ellen's eyes are up HERE.

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32 comments
Polly_Tics
Polly_Tics

"Womanizing", "Anti Semitism"? and Homophobia"? Whereas this stuff may be true or not with Guy, I must admit have read about these  his alleged views in a number of places, not merely comments by his his ex-producer (who might know far more about his than the rest of us). Unless more material comes to the fore, we may never know the truth, but I must say that I have seen and heard enough about GUY than makes me more uneasy than interested. I used to be a huge fan of his...even voted for him way back when he first was running for Next Food Network Star...but over the years I have grown increasingly upset (albeit "creeped out") by his actions and what I have read. We all have the right to to speak out, while continuing to watch him or not; however what I find most upsetting and insulting are the comments from others who insult those of us who just might have a different opinion from their own. Have you forgotten about freedom of speech and civility? Who knows how he feels about these key subjects, but the items that have read about Guy in any number of venues are disturbing and coupled with my own observances make me form my own opinion. THAT is something we all have a right to do, despite your own take on the man.

Missericacourt
Missericacourt

You know, MAYBE he doesn't like gays. MAYBE he doesn't like Jews. But I have seen absolutely NO evidence for this in his shows, and the person starting this claim had just been FIRED. I like the show, and because I feel absolutely no predjudiced vibe from him whatsoever, I'm not going to stop watching. No evidence, but an incredibly likely biased producer..? You can't take that seriously?! Surely? As for claims on his womanising nature - you could probably count on one hand the number of TV stars who AREN'T. We have no business in his private life. He's making a show for us to enjoy If you don't like it, don't watch. Simple as that - his private life should play no part in it.

Kathy
Kathy

His real name is Guy FERRY (rhymes with FAIRY), so he probably changed his name because of being bullied as a kid because of it. That maybe is why he overreacts to gays. could be that he overcompensates for subconscious ambivalence about his sexuality by hitting on women. Don't have an explanation for anti-Semitism.

Plb264
Plb264

Just saw Celebrity Cook off...Guy made a very racist comment about Coolio being compared to Chaka Zulu.  I enjoy his DDD.  However, I always suspected that he was a racist to a degree.  That comment he made tonight, 1/29/12 proves my instincts are right.  His mother did not fare well either with her snoody comments and demeanor.  All my life when I see people get cocky due to their success, something called Karma knocks them right down to size!!

LA Foodie
LA Foodie

Ok "VeggieBitch" two things here. One, attached is a follow up article with a little more info. on your beloved hack Fieri.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

Two, Tex Wasabi........ eeesh! oy vay!! (that's Yiddish so you'll love that) 'nuff said!!!

VeggieBitch
VeggieBitch

It's really pathetic--and funny--that everyone's kneejerk reaction is to believe this shit. Taking as gospel the rants of a disgruntled former producer who's obviously got a grudge against him. People lie. Like probably whoever said he showed up at a meeting for no reason at all. WTF?? Yeah. I believe that. Uh huh. Just like how he showed up at my Vons supermarket yesterday and was getting off fondling a cantaloupe, too. This was, of course, right before he hit on the 15-Items or Less check stand girl and left with her for a few minutes to go out back for a quickie. You guys suck. 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

...except the producer is making his claims under threat of lawsuit, while no one cares about your claims.

LA Foodie
LA Foodie

DDD is entertaining not because of Fieri but solely based on finding these unique eateries across the US.The Guy Fieri concept is a cauldron of everything bad in fashion and lingo in the 1990's . The embarrassing bleached hair, sun scorched skin, tribal tattoos, flame ridden blousy bowling shirts, long oversized Dickie shorts, giant silver jewelry, goatee, mirrored low profile sunglasses wrapped around his neck, the complete over use of the synonym "money" to describe every bite of food. Its a total blowhard cheeseball douchebag-a-palooza watching this raspy voicedhack of a chef stuff greasy diner food in his piehole. Guy Fieri is the Kim Kardashian ofcooking stealing money with no talent.

Marlene Rossman
Marlene Rossman

I used to enjoy Fieri's DDD.  However, as a straight, Jewish, big tipping, free spending (I can afford it) woman, I will never watch his show again. 

skbn113
skbn113

I thought we were to be "tolerant".

What happened to that?

Political Correctness on STEROIDS, that's what.

Each to his own and if Guy doesn't want to bearound homosexuals, that is his perogative.

They don't want morals or the Bible crammed down theirthroat; we don't want their filthy lifestyle crammed downours.

Ce le guerre!

Vegaschef
Vegaschef

You're an Ass!!! Choke on your Bible!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Your complaint about how folks are no longer tolerating the intolerance of gays is the epitome of stupid. And being a homophobic, sexist, anti-Semitic jerk like Mr. Fieri isn't "filthy"? Please.

Polly_Tics
Polly_Tics

Disturbing stuff...I'm hoping it's merely trash talk from a bitter ex employee, but you never know...

SBubba
SBubba

Oh, this is rich. Just looked him up on Wiki. His real name is Guy Ferry! Now, the pieces of the puzzle are all falling into place. My guess is we went through middle and high school being called "Gay Fairy."

SBubba
SBubba

I can see why a guy with bleached hair and earrings would be uncomfortable around gay men....probably because most gay men are more masculine.

Brian Miller
Brian Miller

Or because they always try to give him a make over.

PolishBear
PolishBear

Why does the fact that Guy Fieri is a homophobic jerk NOT come as a surprise to me? I've always had the impression that he is far more obsessed with cultivating his ever-so-HIP image than anything else. Note the spiky peroxide "do," the sunglasses perched on the BACK of his head, the seemingly purposeless armband. Note the trendy "man cave" in which he used to do his show, tricked out with a drum kit, a pool table, hubcaps on the wall, etc. Obviously Mr. Fieri has some talent as a cook and certainly as a showman, otherwise he wouldn't have become the Next Food Network Star. Obviously he has his fans. But I'm not one of them. And learning about how he has such disdain for Gay people just reinforces that.

Fork n Knives
Fork n Knives

http://eater.com/archives/2011...

Here is an article in Eater that I guess is like  a rebuttal to what you guys are saying.I dont care either way.. I like his show but not too keen on him either like how many times can you say thats money or yah you can really taste the blah blah

I like the Adam Richman guy alot.... Oh and if any one is in LA go to Animal and get some bomb foie gras!! Tell those Foie Gras hating facists to take a hike! Vive Le Foie

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Thank you for using the correct grammatical gender in your last statement.

--Signed, Every Native French Speaker

Fork n Knives
Fork n Knives

I "F" up the spelling almost every time though and I always get dsylexic when typing

909Jeff
909Jeff

I like adam too, George Duran was also funny I liked his short lived show Ham on the Street. 

Ocsurfgirl
Ocsurfgirl

He looks like he'd be crappy in bed too. Blechh.

Culichi1967
Culichi1967

I work for an insurance brokerage firm. On a recent client meeting, this douche was present (having nothing to do with our visit or meeting). Our attractive assistant who accompanied us was constantly  being hit on by the douch to the point where she complained to us. Guy apparently feels it is his god-given celebrity right to act like a complete asswipe even though he may come across as a creep to some. A word of advice, Guy: if it wasn't for your stupid hair or apparent celebrity status, your big fat ass would be getting NO CHICKS whatsoever. Just saying....  

Tanya Strickland
Tanya Strickland

You mean he actually gets chicks WITH that hair?  Wow, straight girls never cease to amaze me.

Hey Guy - half the gay bois in my favorite bar from the '90s called...they want their hair back.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Please let the record reflect that i have ALWAYS tought this guy was...IS a complete douche...

Medusa
Medusa

Agreed.  There's no aspect of him that I've ever been able to take the slightest bit seriously.  When I heard he was going to host a game show, I was completely confused as to what his appeal was.  I've always thought this guy sucked.

Billg
Billg

He forgot the password.Guy should have said "Arabs/Muslims are terrorists" to get a pass from the media. 

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