Mario Batali Ignites Criticism After Apologizing to Fans for Sexual Misconduct With a Cinnamon Roll Recipe
By Jennifer Drysdale
Fans are wishing Mario Batali's apology didn't come with a side of anything.
The former Chew co-host sent what appeared to be a heartfelt apology about the sexual misconduct allegations against him, before bizarrely suggesting a recipe for a "holiday-inspired breakfast."
"As many of you know, this week there has been some news coverage about some of my past behavior," Batali began. "I have made many mistakes and I am so very sorry that I have disappointed my friends, my family, my fans and my team. My behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility."
"I will work every day to regain your respect and trust," he concluded his statement, before attaching a recipe for pizza dough cinnamon rolls.
Hi guys, it’s 2017 and Mario Batali just apologized for sexual harassment AND gave a recipe for Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls all in one email. pic.twitter.com/88VuVB8a4H
Batali's followers quickly took to social media to criticize his post, with Whitney Cummings writing, "If you make the cinnamon rolls Mario Batali included in his 'apology,' I am interested in making a documentary about you."
You know @MarioBatali is very serious about changing his behavior because he included a recipe for pizza dough cinnamon rolls along with his apology for sexually assaulting women. pic.twitter.com/BLT2nyQLX8