In the wake of the tsunami of sexual assault allegations that have been made over past weeks, we’ve seen all manner of statements from those accused, ranging from outright denials to full apologies to sort-of apologies (“I’m sorry for what I did but I didn’t really do all of it”) to apologies that don’t actually include an apology (see: Louis C.K.) to the ever-popular stepping-back-to-take-time-to-examine-myself statement.
For sheer weirdness, however, we have a champion: disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali, who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, and issued an apology that bizarrely included a recipe for delicious cinnamon rolls.
Batali, 57, was fired from ABC’s “The Chew” and suspended from his global restaurant empire, B&B Hospitality Group, following sexual harassment allegations made by some of his former employees.
On Friday, Batali sent an email to subscribers on his email list, offering a “no-excuses” apology in which he states he’s taking “full responsibility” for his actions and promises to “work every day to regain your respect and trust.”
Then he adds an out-of-left field P.S., writing: “in case you’re searching for a holiday-inspired breakfast, these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls are a fan favourite.”
Batali’s weird add-on recipe is raising eyebrows throughout the Twitterverse, with numerous comments remarking on the strange addition.