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Jun 15, 2011 10:21 PM

Something funny happened in the way to Emeril's Show


In case you haven't heard about it already, Emeril is/was planning a special show about tamales so he thought of inviting Daisy Martinez...good move, right?

Indeed, but then Emeril wanted Daisy to bring some of her friends and that's where the trouble started....but please let Daisy Martinez herself tell you right here in her blog entry:

Funny I never thought I could dislike Emeril more but I guess he has proven me wrong.

BAM to you Emeril Lagasse!
The word you really deserve I can not write here.

  1. While the actions of the staffer(s) are deplorable, is there any evidence of a direct instruction from Emeril Lagasse to select for "accents".

    1. I'll bet the house Emeril had no idea this was going on. He probably doesn't even know what segment is going to be taped until he gets to the set that day.

      You can dislike Emeril all you want but this had nothing to do with him.

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      1. re: melo7

        I agree .... i doubt he even knew it happenes. Of course it says a lot about her character that she threw him under the bus without the courtsey of making him aware.

      2. I hardly think Emeril is in a position to be critical of anyone's accent.

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        1. re: southernitalian

          I would be pretty hard pressed to think that Emeril had anything to do with was his production team. I would guess that when he got wind of this that someone was either reprimanded or fired...

          1. re: southernitalian

            "I hardly think Emeril is in a position to be critical of anyone's accent."
            Amen. That's the part that makes this almost laughable.

            But it's his he buck stops with him.
            After all didn't he hire these bigots?

          2. Emeril grew up in Fall River with accents. He has management in his restaurants with accents. From everything I have heard from people who know him and have worked for him he is empathetic and a people person.

            I don't think this incident had any direct connection with him. I'm not even sure if the production company is connected with him or with Martha Stewart. If you are going to dislike him dislike him for something other than this.

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            1. re: collardman

              I think you're right. I used to see him when he was at CP, after the place closed when the staff went out-on-the-town, and he was a perfectly decent guy. I know his accountant and I gather The Empire is huge, so I cannot impute any doings by the minions all the way up to the Tsar.

              1. re: collardman

                Has the "decent guy" apologized yet? Of course not, he is waiting to see if the storm will just blow over...he certainly acts like a decent guy.

                (His show = his production team; regardless where the paychecks come from)

                1. re: maria_nyc

                  Do you have any evidence that he even knows about this?

                  1. re: maria_nyc

                    Thats not really how it you reallly believe he knows all the thousands of people that have some link to his empire...

                2. Yet again I find amazing how people who've never met someone know EXACTLY what that person is like.

                  As it stands, E has to come forward and "Fix" this. It's his show and does not reflect well on him. Regardless if he had anything to do with it.


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                  1. re: Davwud


                    The "decent" thing to do is to publicly apologize and go ahead with the program as had been planned (prior to this fiasco; assuming Daisy and the guests who were nixed accept.)

                    It's his name and brand that are suffering. He’s wrong if he thinks this will just blow over. Latinos are known for being brand loyal but that also works on reverse (we have long memories).

                    A good (and smart) person would take ownership of what happened. If he doesn’t' fix this mess then it looks like he's condoning the acts of his show's production team.

                    1. re: maria_nyc

                      There are currently 49(!) comments to Daisy's blog post and the story is already 6 days old. This story really hasn't exactly rocked the blogisphere so I doubt Emeril's brand is really suffering.