Following his ill-advised tirade on Australian television personality Tracy Grimshaw, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay issued an apology for referring to Grimshaw as a “lesbian” and a “pig.” While many feminists could do without Ramsay, especially after that incident, out Hell’s Kitchen winner Heather West thinks we should give him a break.
For those who don’t remember the controversy, on June 5, Ramsay told a large audience that Grimshaw was “a lesbian,” according to the Sunday Herald Sun. Apparently, he didn’t say it in a positive way:
In a recent interview, West said the media twisted Ramsay’s words, making it sound worse than it really was:
While being “cool with it” is just fine, it doesn’t exactly mean he’s homophobia-free — and certainly doesn’t excuse his comments. I get the vibe that West has accepted Ramsay’s verbal diarrhea as part of his personality, as many Hell’s Kitchen viewers have as well.
We certainly don’t have a problem with West being a lesbian. Unfortunately, she also said that dating has not been going so well for her lately.
Something better? Than a super hot, successful woman who can make delicious food? Pshhh. She’s just been dating the wrong ladies.
Aside from surviving being single and defending Mr. Ramsay, West, the first openly lesbian winner of a reality TV show, has been keeping busy. She is now cooking at Dish Restaurant in La Canada, Ca , trying to increase her number of Twitter followers and getting involved in more gay events as well.
Ramsay may have a foul mouth, but he certainly picked a winner there.