Guy Fieri Obsessed With Breasts, Weirded Out By Gays
Fieri Denies Accusations, Calls Himself A "Standup Guy"
Diners, Drive-ins, Dives ... and dirtbags. A former producer has accused Guy Fieri, the blonde-haired host and champion eater at the Food Network, of being a sexist and homophobic bigot who refuses to "talk to gay people without warning" and has his eyes "always on breasts."
David Page, a former producer on Fieri's show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, reveals that the 43 year-old host routinely made inappropriate jokes while on set.
"You have to protect Guy from all of his poop jokes," Page told Minneapolis's City Pages last week. "Anytime 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 had a problem with gay people. In one instance the host stormed out of a restaurant because he wasn't offered advance notice that it was owned by two gay men.
"Guy had decided that the two men running the restaurant were life partners," Page says. "He said, 'You can't send me to talk to gay people without warning! Those people weird me out!'"
And here's another gem: "[Fieri's team] 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.'"
Fieri's camp has now released a statement refuting Page's comments.
"Guy's reputation speaks for itself," the statement reads. "He's a standup guy who does right by people. He would never make the kind of comments attributed to him in this story, and anyone who knows or has even met him knows that. That Mr. Page made these sadly desperate statements says more about him than it does about Guy or anyone on the Food Network team."