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Tracy Grimshaw - Not Gay (Or APig)

Tracy Grimshaw has publicly put an end to speculation about her sexuality, after being insulted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Over the weekend, at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show, Ramsay slammed the Channel Nine personality in front of an audience of several thousand, according to Fairfax Media. He described her as “a lesbian”, and then showed a picture of a naked woman, half pig, half human, with multiple breasts.

“That’s Tracy Grimshaw,” said Ramsay. “I had an interview with her yesterday, holy crap. She needs to see Simon Cowell’s Botox doctor.”

Ramsay’s publicist defended the comments afterwards, saying that they were a joke. But Tracy’s not laughing. And nor should she.

“Truly I wonder how many people would laugh if they were effectively described as an old, ugly pig. How is that funny exactly? And worse, it’s not even witty,” said Grimshaw on Monday night’s A Current Affair.

“Gordon Ramsay made me promise not to ask on Friday about his private life. He then got on stage on Saturday and made some very clear and uninformed insinuations about mine. Obvious Gordon thinks that any woman who doesn’t find him attractive must be gay. For the record, I don’t. And I’m not.”

Grimshaw said that she was ‘absolutely miserable’ when she heard about the jibes. “He says it’s a joke. Well, not to me or anyone who cares about me… We all know that bullies thrive when no-one takes them on, and I’m not going to sit meekly and let some arrogant narcissist bully me.”

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kylierose

kylierose said on the 9th Jun, 2009

gordon is quite unattractive - i think many people both gay and straight would agree with that fact...

zebra-stripes

zebra-stripes said on the 9th Jun, 2009

He seems quite insecure and insincere and trying to ride a publicity wave.

tricky28

tricky28 said on the 9th Jun, 2009

what a small pathetic man. he should steer clear of making judgments on peoples appearance. he doesn't even qualify as a poster boy for 'below average looks'.

also someone should teach him that being a lesbian isn't an insult. if that had of been substituted with any other minority/religious/ethnic affiliation (eg. jew) - he would have been completely condemned for being a bigot.

Gay Activist

Gay Activist said on the 9th Jun, 2009

Gee this is riveting news after a long weekend break !

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ said on the 9th Jun, 2009

Of course she is NOT gay. She is marrying Ian Thorpe. Isn't she?

Asherbella

Asherbella said on the 9th Jun, 2009



Why isn't this story of interest to you? I think it is interesting.
There are lots of issues behind this story.
(a) celebrity abuse of power
(b) journalistic integrity
(c) using the *accusation* of homosexuality as an insult
(d) sexism
(e) private confidence/felt betrayal/public front
Just because this story doesn't involve a homosexual male doesn't make it boring, Gary.:p

jimjazz

jimjazz said on the 9th Jun, 2009

they're both tools. aca is the pantheon of bullying, arrogant tactics. like jon saffran having a go at ray martin: if you stick your finger in the ring, prepare to have it coming out smelling of shit.

petercross

petercross said on the 9th Jun, 2009

One day it will not be considered an insult or a slander to be called a 'lesbian' or 'gay'.

Gay Activist

Gay Activist said on the 9th Jun, 2009

Channel 9 refuse to apologise for being a party to vilifying gay men,Ash.

leverarchfile

leverarchfile said on the 9th Jun, 2009

ramsay is just a little snot with no breeding or class........but yeah if tracy ist a leso I will eat my hat, whats wrong with being a lesbian anyway?..........

Asherbella

Asherbella said on the 9th Jun, 2009



Have they refused to apologize in writing (have they stated they refuse to apologize in writing?) Who is Channel 9? The unit producers of The Footy Show? Their legal team? The CEO of Nine? Who refuses to apologize? What are their names?

kitty_kitty_

kitty_kitty_ said on the 9th Jun, 2009



Indeed. As the saying goes, he looks like a bulldog chewing a wasp.

The fact of the matter is that his entire career is not based on food, but on shock tactics. This is just another one and, as far as he is concerned, there would be nothing more shocking than being called gay. Genius, he ain't.

Asherbella

Asherbella said on the 9th Jun, 2009

Indeed. As the saying goes, he looks like a bulldog chewing a wasp.

The fact of the matter is that his entire career is not based on food, but on shock tactics. This is just another one and, as far as he is concerned, there would be nothing more shocking than being called gay. Genius, he ain't.

Post of the Day Award goes to this one....:)

princessnickie

princessnickie said on the 9th Jun, 2009

Oh Poor Tracy,
Gotta lover her response though.
To make things funnier there is someone claiming to be Tracy here on samesame, complete with photo albums and all... do ya think its Ramsy? lol

kylierose

kylierose said on the 9th Jun, 2009

i knew youtube wouldn't let me down... here's some footage of what he said...

make your own mind up about it :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOs-p6Pd5fs

zebra-stripes

zebra-stripes said on the 9th Jun, 2009

yeah so crass humor is very much part of his act and the audience obviously love it

the interview where he was talking about her mole was a bit weird and no wonder she hates him

let them fight it out themselves, i guess

jimjazz

jimjazz said on the 9th Jun, 2009

i don't get what he said. what a storm in a d cup!

jimmy_

jimmy_ said on the 9th Jun, 2009

SameSame got a mention on smh for this thread, haha.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/ramsays-spray-makes-headlines-in-britain-20090609-c1wk.html

kitty_kitty_

kitty_kitty_ said on the 9th Jun, 2009

SameSame got a mention on smh for this thread, haha.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/ramsays-spray-makes-headlines-in-britain-20090609-c1wk.html

GOLD. Hey, why didn't I get quoted?! WAAAAAAAAAH!! :D

Travis de Jonk

Travis de Jonk said on the 9th Jun, 2009

Go Tracey!!! I'm so impressed by her response. Ramsey is clearly an arsehole, and I'm glad that she did'nt just take it lying down. And on a related topic... why is it straight men think everyone finds them attractive? It's really quite the opposite. They need to get a clue!

Travis de Jonk

Travis de Jonk said on the 9th Jun, 2009

Julia Gillard's comments about Ramsey in SMH are gold!!

Ms Gillard said Ramsay's tirade showed bad manners and bad taste.

"I understand from the publicity that Gordon Ramsay is a good chef," Ms Gillard said.

"I think perhaps what he should do is confine himself to the kitchen and make nice things for people to eat rather than make public comments about others."

Asherbella

Asherbella said on the 9th Jun, 2009

Gordon's cult of personality publicity machine has gone into overdrive, his ego has compelled him to defame Tracey out of insecure self-aggrandisement. What's worse, he has chosen language that historically has been used in war-time propaganda films to demonize & kill Jews in the Holocaust, language that has been used to attack the obese to support unrealistic & dangerous body images, women derided for being working mothers & lesbians for simply being attracted to the same sex.
If Gordon Ramsay really meant for his comments to be a joke he would've delivered his rant with a playful disclaimer at his own expense. There was no double entendre, no mirthful *I'm only joking* feel in his tone of voice & no sense of his rant being a friendly 'roast'. His language was insulting, his intent was clear: the man should shut up & be grateful for all the support ACA & Tracey Grimshaw has given him in the past.

Tim D

Tim D said on the 9th Jun, 2009

Ha, I love journalism that consists of trawling forum comments and republishing them as news!

Asherbella

Asherbella said on the 9th Jun, 2009



It ain't trawling - it's vox pop 'outsourcing' in print.:p

dreadcircus

dreadcircus said on the 9th Jun, 2009

Shes a bitch and hes a tosser... I reckon they both enter the UFC octagon and thrash it out. Even better celebrity death match, altho they are both really talentless hacks using shock tactics to market themselves... maybe they should get hitched and create mini assholes.

Tim D

Tim D said on the 9th Jun, 2009

And now it's made it into the Guardian in the UK.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jun/09/gordon-ramsay-australia-kevin-rudd

kylierose

kylierose said on the 9th Jun, 2009

omg i'm quoted in the smh - how seriously degrading
schmuck raking journos will never quit

Duncs

Duncs said on the 9th Jun, 2009

come on people, who actually cares, let them have a little bitch match, but there are better things to be reporting than my mummy is upset. He called me names, she called me names.

kylierose

kylierose said on the 9th Jun, 2009

your mummy, and your daddy...

leverarchfile

leverarchfile said on the 10th Jun, 2009

hahah I wonder if ramsay will come after me for calling him a snot....I more suspect he would want my ass .....mwhahahhahahah....UGLY! :)

kylierose

kylierose said on the 10th Jun, 2009

ramsay can't even make a decent Caesar Salad - his signature dish is a half-finished attempt at a cafe classic.

chad_74

chad_74 said on the 10th Jun, 2009

Both are publicity seeking media whores .Being a public figure makes you fair game so if either cannot take it retire from public life.
What upset me was the homophobia by channel 9 and grimshaw creating innuendo that being a lesbian is something to be ashamed of.Perhaps this is channel 9's reaction to home and aways controversial lesbian kiss....the ratings haven't hurt them.

Travis de Jonk

Travis de Jonk said on the 11th Jun, 2009

She was quite rightly pissed off about the 'Cold old pig' comment. She was simply stating that she wasn't gay. I don't think she would be ashamed of it if she was, but she's in her full rights to clear that up and end the speculation. If she was, I'm sure she would say she was lesbian too.

fishgrrl

fishgrrl said on the 11th Jun, 2009

Everyone's so worried about Tracy but no one seems to have noticed that Ramsay publicly vilified lesbians which is illegal in Australia and Tracy was so worried someone might think she was one, she didn't defend us either. Rampant heterosexism! And what have the poor pigs done to deserve all this vilification?

torilee

torilee said on the 12th Jun, 2009

I admit, I'm not a big fan of Tracy Grimshaw - I don't like what she's made of ACA these days - but for someone to vilify her for no apparent reason? Totally not cool in my book. Good on her for smacking down Gordon Ramsey.

dance_hard

dance_hard said on the 17th Jun, 2009

Tracey's not gay! THANK FUCK! Do we really want her? The queen of trashy, doorstop journalism... this all looks like just another publicity stunt to me... besides we know how annoying and smarmy these "Current Affairs" hosts are off camera... ie "chasers expose of Anna "Bloody" Coren... We really can't become more intelligent as a nation until we rid ourselves of "Current Affairs" programs...

eagle76

eagle76 said on the 24th Aug, 2009

LESBIANS ROCK - bring on the publicity - any publicity is GOOD publicity!

Christian Taylor

Christian Taylor said on the 20th Dec, 2010

sorry to drag this old rumour up from the grave, but i just saw this on YouTube and had to share it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIFRSbc370g