Shockheaded Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri has some unsavory personal habits and beliefs, according to an article in City Pages. Like calling Jews “cheap,” treating women like boobs with legs, using the show’s production team for his own projects—and being creeped out by gays.
Queerty reader Philippe Richard tipped us off to the October 12 cover story, which alleges, among other things:
Fieri… 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. (Fieri declined to comment for this story through his spokespeople.)
Former field producer confirms that Fieri made the odd demand about gay guests, and says she witnessed the star become more controlling on set.
After its publication, Fieri’s people dismissed the story as being full of “omissions, basic errors, and complete fabrications,” but it’s obvious the man’s pissed off some homosexuals.
Just look at his hair.
Source: City Pages via Cynical C blog. Images via Craig Lassig, Eric Liesse
Fieri, the feeling is mutual. I’m weirded out by you and don’t watch your program. Loser.
This is the dirty little secret that the right wing is desperately trying to hide…
And that is bigots are almost never ONLY bigoted against one group. If they hate gays, most likely they hate other races, women etc…
A bigot is a bigot.
As for this guy, I have a feeling that the gay couple who owned the restaurant weren’t exactly happy to be standing next to a bloated sweating nightmare who lookes like he’s about to go into the DT’s
I’ve always campaigned against this glob of lipids masquerading as a food expert. Nothing about him says appetizing in the least, and I don’t care for his copious knowledge of which convenience store sells the best hot dog. He doesn’t like teh gays either? Look at those shirts. I could have told you that.
I’m gay & Jewish. Fieri’s gonna be really weirded out by the likes of me!
Guy Fieri looks like a hemorrhoid on Godzilla’s butt after said creature has sat on a pile of bat shit.
Can’t stand this creep!
christopher di spirito
Guy Fieri bleaches his hair, plucks his eye brows, has his fingernails painted with clear polish, and wears fancy muu-muu shirts with emboldened with loud, colorful prints, and he calls gays weird?
Useful information, won’t be watching this little trolls show any more.
@christopher di spirito:
bingo. I actually like the concept of the show — celebrating America’s diners and dives. But I’ve always been turned off by this guy. He’s his own worst enemy. I hate the fact that he tries way too hard, and he just LOVES everything that he eats, no matter how disgusting it looks.
He’s got the easiest job in the world — his staff finds the diners, and he goes in and gushes over the place. His 15 minutes will be up very soon.
I’m gay and IIIIII get wierded out by gay people! I GET IT!
I’m gay and Iiiiiiiiget wierded out by gay people! I GET IT!
Is the little pork dog married? Love his diner show.
I love this guy’s show, but he’s SUCH a weirdo.
I hate this slob. But I must say I’m glad he’s weirded out by gays. If he was batting for my team I would be disgusted enough to turn straight. And didn’t he used to work for TGI Fidays? If it wasn’t for gays (servers, hosts, bartenders) he wouldn’t have had a job!
Who is this guy??
Shit. I’ve always hated this guy on sight, instinctively. Now Queerty, you’ve taught me his name. Thanks a lot 😐
This one is an early trendsetter for the new manchild demographic. It’s these guys that primp and preen like mommy taught them to during their “superstar” upbringing, that have adapted to this kind of teflon bigot lifestyle. Think Joe Rogan, Republican politics from Karl Rove, Glenn Beck insincerity loving types, and there you have it. It’s like trying to appease a toddler talking to one. He’s gonna turn purple and scream for his Lucky Charms, guarans.
Never liked him, but I did enjoy Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives sometimes. After this I can’t stand the jerk. Certainly wouldn’t have guessed he was such a hick. (And I actually thought he might be gay himself!)
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.
Never heard of this guy…..until now.
we’re GAY, guy. Not blind and deprived of a sense of smell. We don’t want you. Come to think of it, I’ve yet to encounter a heterosexual female that finds you attractive.
So, he is an unrefined, sloppy, and disgusting as his food. Something to be said for consistency.
So, he is as unrefined, sloppy, and disgusting as his food. Something to be said for consistency.
All I know is that if this guy were black, there’d be twice as many comments on this posts and all sorts of racial/racist comments and analogies. Yet I see no one has mentioned, mocked, made blanket assumptions about his race/ethnicity in conjunction to what he said about gays…or attempted to turn tables on him. Interesting. Must be nice.
I hear that this article wasn’t fact-checked? And Guy Fieri feels hurt by these accusations? Is the response to this from his camp just a P.R. move, or is there some real misinformation going around?
I’m not sure why gay guys weird him out. I’m pretty certain no gay man, in their right mind, would think twice about this man. Anyways, I guess you have to be a straight man to know good food..
@Rebecca: That’s all his P.R. camp said. Basically, “Guy’s a great guy, and anyone who knows him knows that.” So, we’re supposed to rely on his “good” reputation. Unfortunately, folks who’ve known Guy for a long time are coming out of the woodwork, commenting on articles such as this one, confirming the same and similar character flaws in Guy.
His P.R. camp needs to either fess up or come up with more than “anyone who knows him knows better.” Total fail.
I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover but I had a feeling from the very first time I saw his show that he was the typical straight, to cool for school, womanizing, homophobic, possibly racist white man. Damn it sucks to be right sometimes!
Fieri belongs in Cooter Ville where he gets his hair done.
@SBC19: Good point. And I give props to the Black Queerty readers for not making racial statements against Whites for what “one” White person has said. I wish “others” would learn this.
I’m weirded out by loudmouth dipshits who take pains to look like Lord Walmart.
SOMETHING IS WAY AWRY HERE…DID HE EVEN WORK IN THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY???
I was gonna type something, but this over accessorized creep is not worth it.
The sad thing is, his show’s concept is great, it’s just him that makes it unwatchable. “Winner, winner, chicken dinner!” Reeeaaaallllyyy? my nephew when he was 6 was more articulate about food;>.
There are a lot of instances on Food Network of homophobia amongst certain hosts. I stopped watching Chopped years ago after they let a contestant rant on screen that he wanted to win to prove something to his girlfriend who had dumped him, which he couldn’t deal with so in his mind she must have been a lesbian. Then they let this jerk win.
I WAS a fan of his show (Triple D as he calls it) but since I read this little piece my opinion has changed 180 degrees. Could be that he knows gay men find him hot ( I know I DID!) and he’s really uneasy bout’ that type thing. It’s a good thing he’s in the restaurant and food biz and not the beauty or hair dressing biz. He’d really be freaked out and uneasy in those professions. I hope we find out that some of his hair and make-up people are gay. That’d really set his homophobia off BIG time unless he has them pre-screened for “gayness”.
Bitch, please. You know you are SO curious, you greasy piece of shit.
God forgive me, but I just cannot stand this DOUCHEBAG. What a waste of molecules.
Who cares what this douchebag thinks. Go back to making TGI Friday’s crappy commercials. Thats about all you’re worth anyway.
He has managed to fit 1,000 pounds of ugly on a 5 pound face.
I had already thought he was a no-talent douchebag… this clinches that thought for me. He’s gross.
This is so funny, cause I am a food network addict, worship Ina Garten, but I’ve always turned the channel whenever this guy came on. Must have been my intuition at work. Yeah, the feeling is definately mutual. What an unsavory character.
It’s interesting to me that your outrage over the suggestion that Guy might “hate” seems to give you all license to jump on the hate bandwagon yourselves. I’ve never seen a more obnoxious display of juvenile name-calling and hatred in a single place as I have here. As a community, we scream about the fact that the rest of the world judges us by what a few hateful people say, yet many times, we have no problem doing the same to someone else. God forbid, anyone wait to see what Guy might say for himself. Just because some recently fired, sour-grapes eating, hot-tempered accuser SAYS about Guy doesn’t mean it’s all true.. or have you all not learned this yet?
I’ve met Guy Fieri, and he was personable and kind. His sister, who recently died, was a lesbian. Guy was VERY close to her. I was at one of Guy’s live shows over the summer, and he talked a LOT about his sister, and it was obvious he loved her very much. So, as for me, I’ll wait to see what Guy says for himself before forming an opinion. It wouldn’t hurt for some of you to grow up and do the same.
What hunnylvr said. Try some critical thinking, sheeple. Sheesh.
Guy probably IS weirded out by gay guys. We’re weird sometimes. He’s probably been hit on unexpectedly by gay guys who know he’s straight and married. We do that sometimes. He’s charming, charismatic, and good looking. We gay guys like that sort of thing.
He has every right to conduct his life and affairs as he wants. Just like we do.
Please remember that you West Coast show business PC disciples do not own gay America. You do not speak for all gay America. You do not represent all of gay America and you are not taken seriously by all of gay America. Guy is awesome and I don’t care if he approves of me or not – he is fun to watch. The thing you don’t like about him deep down is that he symbolizes tradition, patriotism and Americana.
who is this? A man or a woman? named gay fieri – is this a new italian car – it’s a lemon – return it….HAHA
I think Guy Fieri is super gay, for real, just look and listen.
You’ve got to wonder about old Guy Fettuccine. Who generally hates the gays? That’s right, the heavily closeted.
In fact, an old friend of mine told me once that he was working as a server at a restraunt Fieri ate at and that he came across as a major creeper, like, on him.
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