Anthony Bourdain Calls Guy Fieri a "Douche," Says 'Man v. Food' Makes People "Want to Join ISIS"
"He’s 52 years old and still rolling around in the flame outfit. ... What does he do? How does Guy Fieri de-douche?"
Anthony Bourdain shared what he really thinks about some of his TV counterparts in an interview with Atlanta Magazine.
Those on his radar included colorful Food Network star Guy Fieri, specifically his fashion sense. In the interview, Bourdain noted that, since having a child in 2007, he's made some changes to grow up a bit in his life — signs of maturity he does not see in Fieri.
"So I sort of feel in a heartfelt way for Guy. I wonder about him. He’s 52 years old and still rolling around in the flame outfit. ... What does he do? How does Guy Fieri de-douche?" he asked. (For the record, Fieri is 47.)
He went on to take Adam Richman to task, asking why viewers tuned in to Richman's Man v. Food.
"Admit it. You wanted him to die," said Bourdain.
He said he noticed the show was popular in the Middle East — and that troubled him.
“The show confirms their worst suspicions — that Americans are fat, lazy, slothful, wasteful," said Bourdain of Man v. Food, in which Richman traveled the country eating iconic regional dishes.
Bourdain then spoke on behalf of an imaginary goat herder in Afghanistan watching as Richman devoured more animal protein than his family would eat in years.
Said Bourdain: "I know what he’s thinking, 'America is a terrible place. I want to join ISIS.' "