Why does “pineapple pizza” keep popping up in all my social media feeds lately? It’s that and “fidget spinners.” I can’t escape them! Raging celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay hates him some pineapple pizza. He hates it more than when a masochistic chefs screws up on one of his many reality shows. He hates it more than he hates Amy and Samy Bouzaglo!
But even curmudgeonly Gordon can be convinced to choke something down that he hates for a good cause. Refinery29 brings us a heartwarming story akin to when the Grinch came down from that mountain, returned all the toys and cut the roast beast. Gordon pledged to “eat the monstrosity” (pineapple pizza), if his fans donated a certain amount of money to the Great Ormond Street Hospital charity. Who doesn’t want the pleasure of watching a human being choke down something that brings on the gags for them in a major way? Why do you think Fear Factor was so popular?
Gordon announced the contest on Instagram, and also declared that each donor wuld be entered into a lottery to potentially win a spot at the “VIP” table on his show, The F Word. I’ve never seen it, does the “F” word stand for “FUCK pineapple pizza?”
Well, his fans came through. (You can’t tell me a few of them were haters who donated specifically to see Gordon get the heaves.) The money was raised and Gordon got himself a slice.
Despite his reluctance, Ramsay stayed true to his word and ate a small slice of the dreaded pizza. Afterward, he quickly rinsed his mouth out with mouthwash after only two bites. Technically, he fulfilled the promise, although we were hoping to see him eat a little more.
The husband of a friend of mine competed on a season of Hell’s Kitchen. He says that Gordon IS that kitchen fury when the cameras are rolling, but he’s a sweetie when he’s not filming. So it’s all a big act. He probably even likes pineapple pizza. What they SHOULD do, is create a reality show in which Gordo competes against the Bouzaglos in a cooking competition. They can’t use knives, though. Or cleavers. Or anything sharp. They have to cook with safety scissors.