Jamie Oliver: Let’s have a heated debate.

Jamie has a new TV Show coming out so he’s been running his mouth off to pimp his show, Here are some of his quotes (and my response.)

“I’m not judgmental, but I’ve spent a lot of time in poor communities, and I find it quite hard to talk about modern-day poverty. You might remember that scene in [a previous series] Ministry of Food, with the mum and the kid eating chips and cheese out of Styrofoam containers, and behind them is a massive fucking TV. It just didn’t weigh up”

Just how big is a “Poor” person’s TV allowed to be?

"Please, sir, I want some more." Fro...

“Please, Mr Oliver can I have another bowl of tasty Gruel?” From Oliver Twist, illustration by George Cruikshank. (Photo credit: Wikipedia

Would it be easier for you, if we had “poor” people wear rags and go shoeless? If I fall into destitution do you want me to sell my telly in order for you to better get your head around my need?

“modern-day poverty” might not be as easy to quantify and describe as good old timey poverty, but it is easily recognisable and nobody would choose it or want it forced upon them.





“The fascinating thing for me is that seven times out of 10, the poorest families in this country choose the most expensive way to hydrate and feed their families. The ready meals, the convenience foods.”

Why are you Demonising poor families?

I am pretty sure that even middle-class and even heaven forbid upper-middle -class families eat ready meals and convenience food, why are you not sitting in their homes trying to make those mothers cry?

Because I bet you 10 mange tout, you are going to sit in a working class mother’s kitchen and reduce her to tears as you explain to her, that her best for all these years just wasn’t good enough. All done from the moral high ground of education and charitable help, that’s just manipulative and reprehensible. A big hug for Mum and a pat on your own back as you explain how easy it is to be “poor”.

he complained that most people were more loyal to a particular supermarket “than any religion or brand”.

Now you are just being idiotic.

Ask yourself, how many people you know will vary their supermarkets and shop in a few different ones every week? Last Friday I went to Tesco and Morrison’s. I certainly didn’t follow that up with a trip to the Mosque before heading off to a Sikh temple.

Jamie, if what you claim is true the Vatican and other religions would be filling our big telly screens with shysters like you to persuade people to change religion. Doesn’t happen, because what you said is Poppycock.poppycock

Jamie Oliver has blasted young Brits as “too wet for work” and says his restaurants would “close tomorrow” without immigrant workers.

Offensive Sweeping generalisations and the tang of racism.

Reverse that statement and you’d have a racial incident on your hands.

Is this not also pretty disrespectful to the many hundreds of young Brits you employ in your restaurants, the many hundreds of thousands of hard working young people throughout the country and the many thousands who would love the opportunity to be hard working?

You seem to like opening your mouth and letting your belly rumble, I’m sure your heart is in the right place, but you really should learn to shut your pie hole. I for one won’t be tuning in to watch you patronise “poor” people by cooking a delightful rat stew and stale bread (which according to Jamie, has a fantastic texture.)








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One Response to Jamie Oliver: Let’s have a heated debate.

  1. Mary says:

    Well said, Billy!
    Another reason not mentioned for : Loyalty to a supermarket and serving ready meals and convenience food could be that they are the easiest for a WORKING mother, often single with 2 pooorly paid jobs…to give her children when she is on the run between jobs.


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