So, if you read my title, you already know. As much as I say I hate reality television (and I think I really do) Gabe and I watch “Hell’s Kitchen“.
For those of you who watch shows for smart people, “Hell’s Kitchen” is a reality show where 12 contestants are trying to win a restaurant in Las Vegas. These poor sucks have to impress Gordon Ramsay (who apparently has his own fancy pants website). Ramsay is a former soccer (or football to non-Americans) player who went on to become a famous chef. He is also a dick.
Ramsay spends most off the show yelling at the contestants and getting bleeped out for his foul mouth. Normally, I would find this charming. I love bad words and I like scary guys (I don’t know why) and Gordon Ramsay is pretty cute. HOWEVER, something he does on the show has been really bugging me.
He keeps calling this one girl a “cow”.
I am not easily offended. I enjoy bad words and toilet humor. Blasphemy cracks me up. Usually the only things that really get to me are racists or gay-bashers, but this guy has really gotten me upset.
The girl he is calling a cow isn’t fat. Sara (yes, that’s her name too) is just a regular person. I mean this size wise. She is sort of an asshole, but she isn’t heavy. She isn’t as pretty as some of the other girls on the show, but I can’t think of any reason why this man keeps calling this poor girl a cow. It’s driving me crazy.
I was talking to Gabe’s parents the other night and they were talking about a good friend of the family who lost a battle with bulimia and died when she was still a teenager. I have to say that I can understand this mind set. We’re all supposed to love food and be wonderful cooks and know about wine and drink beer with the boys and still wear a size two? How?
THIS WOMAN WORKS IN A KITCHEN, she is a chef and HE is a chef and why is he calling her a cow? If people stop eating for pleasure this man is out of a job.
What the hell America? What do you want from us? I saw a magazine at the grocery store with Kate Moss on the cover this morning. No wonder more than half the women I know have struggled with an eating disorder at some point in their life. I openly admit that in 9th and 10th grade I used to throw up after dinner every single night and then I would go do sit ups until I puked again. Guess why. It was because I thought I was fat. I was 5′ 9″ and I weighed 129 pounds and I thought that boys didn’t like me because I wasn’t skinny like the girls on tv.
Right now I weigh 30 pounds more than that and I feel pretty good about myself. Or, at least I did until I started wondering if Chef Ramsay really thinks that this girl is a cow.
If I am this upset about it what mush be going through her mind? That the 7.5 million people who watched this show last week all think she is a cow?
Is it just me or is this upsetting to you guys too?