Mario Batali cooks AND respects our personal decisions!


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Warning! Swooning may occur. Celebrity chef Mario Batali clapped back at hostile tweeters challenging his support of pro-choice organizations.

In my personal opinion: when you’re rich and famous, being able to the cook an exceptional meal is really just a cherry on top of the sundae. But supporting my right to choose what happens to me and my body, too? Well, that is like a (fairly compensated and well treated) butler to spoon feed me the sundae while I watch Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reruns and play with with puppies!

Perhaps I’m exaggerating a little bit, but I have so much love and respect for  Mario Batali who gave naysayers a polite “fuck you” on Twitter yesterday. It all started when he tweeted that he would match up to $5,000 of donations towards Lady Parts Justice, an organization committed to providing resources to women in Texas who are affected by the attacks on abortion access. Because we live in a world with some misinformed and rude folks, Batali naturally received some nasty responses. But he laid the smack down in his responses. Check some of them out below!

How dreamy is he?
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  1. Posted November 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    He also skimmed a percentage off his employees’ tips for years. Being pro-choice is a requirement for being a minimally decent human being. It’s not such an amazing and wonderful thing that it makes up for wage theft.

  2. Posted November 21, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Awesome. I signed up for Mr. Batali’s newsletter ages ago because I love his cooking. Now I can love his politics too! Additionally, I think “you seem successful and delightful” is going to be my new comeback to trolls.

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