One of Chicago’s most famous pizzerias has slammed Netflix’s “Emily in Paris” for taking a jab at their business amid COVID-19.
A scene in an early episode of the series sees the titular character, played by Lily Collins, comparing Lou Malnati’s signature deep-dish pizza to “a quiche made of cement.”
Lou Malnati’s owner Marc Malnati shared an angry statement on Wednesday, blasting the show for taking a shot at their business at a time when many restaurants all over are struggling.
Malnati wrote on Instagram, “We’ve been serving Chicago’s favorite Deep Dish since 1971. When Netflix’ ‘Emily in Paris’ writers chose to take a shot at Chicagoans and our pizza to try to get a laugh, it felt heartless and not humorous in the midst of Covid-19.”
A post on the restaurant’s Twitter page shows Collins sitting outside a Parisian café with a slice of Lou Malnati’s pizza Photoshopped onto her plate.
The cheeky caption reads:
Emily in Paris thinks Lou’s sucks. We disagree. Try it for yourself. Hate it? #movetoParis 🍕
.#emilyinparis #deepdishstrong #malnatistrong #loumalnatis #legendarydeepdish #incrustwetrust pic.twitter.com/iHBVeoQjM3
— Lou Malnati's Pizza (@LouMalnatis) October 6, 2020