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Jamie Oliver's "arrogant opinions about poor people" kerfuffle

I haven't been following Oliver at all, but when I first heard about him, I remember thinking how awesome it was that he was trying to do something that mattered. I guess it hasn't been going over so well?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2...

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  1. Right message wrong delivery.

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    1. re: ferret

      Agreed. I'll bet his words were taken out of context. Personally, I like Oliver and think he does more good than bad.

      1. re: jarona

        Yup. When any rich person of celebrity status decides to champion a cause involving less fortunate.....it is a good thing.

        No one is perfect in their message delivery all the time.

      2. re: ferret

        I agree . Growing up in a poor working class environment we were led to believe that most of what we ate was classless . Often called peasant food it had a negative connotation .Now looking at recipes that are considered Health Foods ,Vegan,The Mediterranean Diet etc. it's now chic and trendy.

      3. A very unfair attack. Blogger has some other agenda.

        1. I don't believe it at all.

          1. What was arrogant, self-righteous and obnoxious was the blog post, not Oliver.

            1. Based on the undertone of some of the threads recently when I read this yesterday I said to myself "I'm not touching this with a 10 foot pole". I am relieved to see that most, if not all, agree with my original opinion.

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              1. re: jrvedivici

                Yeah, I was hesitant to post it based on a few other things I'd been reading this week. I wasn't really sure how I felt about it, so I wanted to see what people more knowledgeable about him had to say. The comments on Slate just devolved into a "rice and beans" mudslinging fest.