Gino D'Acampo accused of treating fans like they're 'stupid' with 'fake' pizza oven advert
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Gino D’Acampo has been accused of treating fans like they’re ‘stupid’ with his advert for a pizza oven, with social media users saying the star is a ‘fake’ after producing a suspiciously perfect meal for the cameras.
We’re all up for the odd cooking hack from time to time, with many videos online showing us schmucks how we’ve been under-utilising basic kitchen appliances or equipment for all this time.
But when D’Acampo explained how pizza ovens are ‘not just for pizza’, the revelation didn’t go down as well as he’d probably planned.
The presenter and chef posted a video on his Instagram page to advertise his pizza oven range, which costs from £399 up to £449.
He also has a line of accessories - including the £29.99 cast iron griddle pan that is featured in the clip, which shows him removing a tray of roast chicken from the pizza oven.
“Look at that guys, just cooked roast chicken with fresh lemon and cherry tomatoes – in the Gino D’Acampo skillet, because [the] pizza oven is not just for pizza,” he says to the camera.
In the caption, D’Acampo added: “Who said pizza ovens are just for cooking Pizza? With my @ginopizzaovens and skillet pans, you can cook meat, fish, vegetables and more… Available now at Ginopizzaovens.com…”
But many users weren’t particularly impressed by his chicken dinner, claiming the meal looked like he’d ‘faked it’ as it didn’t look like it had been made in the oven at all.
One wrote: “Next time turn the oven on if you’re going to try and fake it...”
Someone else said: “Would believe it if I see the whole process. I am cooking a lot and this doesn’t look to be cooked in this oven. Instead of fake advertising, it’s better to be honest. Your audience are not stupid!”
Another commented: “Gino you are a fake!!!!”
A fourth wrote sarcastically: “It’s insane how those tomatoes stayed red but the chicken browned nicely. That’s some serious skill.”
One person also suggested D’Acampo at least turned the oven on to make it look ‘semi-real’, while others noted certain elements of the dish looked as if they had been blowtorched for that perfect finish.
LADbible has reached out to D’Acampo for comment.