Jamie Oliver debuted the second contentious season of his “Food Revolution” reality series last night – and right away, the LA School Board was showing him and his film crew the door.
Of course, we’ve been following this drama since early in the year – but now all of America gets to see the type of resistance to healthier eating that the 35-year-old chef has been up against.
Undeterred, the episode last night saw Oliver visit a burger joint and attempt to get the owner to change some of the items on his menu. He didn’t bite, since the move would end up costing him money, but it was revealing nonetheless when he mentioned that he wouldn’t feed his kids some of the items on his own menu.
However, over on EW.com, Ken Tucker (who must consider the nation a paragon of health), thought Oliver was some kind of dick for attempting to rob America of its burgers and sugary drinks. “His showboating gestures don’t make for coherent arguments, either with school officials or, ultimately, with TV viewers, I would guess,” quipped Tucker.
Well, Ken can wake up to some pissed off people in the comments who disagree.
“Shame on you Ken Tucker,” wrote one. “As our country is growing more and more obese by the day you trash someone who is actually taking the unpopular steps of trying to make it better? Would you feed your children pink slime? Give them chocolate milk with their cereal? You need to rethink your article if you care about this country’s health.”