NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali has issued an apology to his newsletter subscribers for his sexual misconduct against women, but he confounded some by ending his message with a recipe for a “holiday-inspired breakfast.”
Batali was immediately blasted on social media for including in the Friday email the “Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls” recipe after his apology for making “many mistakes.”
Netizens noted that he hadn’t apologized directly to his victims and that including the recipe indicates his lack of sincerity on the matter.
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— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) December 16, 2017
Several women have made allegations that he touched them inappropriately. Batali admitted his behavior and first apologized in a statement Monday.
“Much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted,” he stated.
He has stepped down from his restaurant empire and was kicked off the ABC cooking show, “The Chew.” The Food Network also scrapped plans to air new episodes of his hit ’90s cooking show, “Molto Mario.”
An email sent to Batali’s media team Saturday seeking comment was not immediately returned. NVG