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Gordon Ramsay's new show is attracting criticism before it has even been broadcast for the first time.
The show - titled Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted - hasn't even gone out yet, but people are claiming that it is 'disrespectful' and 'insensitive'.
The show will see controversial chef Ramsay travelling the world to see what cuisine he can 'discover' in his various destinations, before pitting dishes of his own creation against the food that he finds on his quest.
A lot of people have been saying that the use of the word 'uncharted' shows a lack of respect to the countries that he is travelling to, as the countries that he is travelling to are hardly off the map and he is hardly some sort of culinary conquistador out to discover and bring back spices to the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
The Twitter reaction in particular has not been favourable:
That's not all, the writer and journalist Sathnam Sangera not only called out the show's perceived 'white privelege' exploitation, but also said that Ramsay would meet more than his match if he were to step into the kitchen with any of his Indian aunties:
I'd like Gordon Ramsay to try this shit with ANY of my Indian aunties. He would be eaten ALIVE. https://t.co/uhTgQtiR9K
- Sathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam) July 27, 2018
That might be so, though it's not clear exactly how tasty he would be.
The American chef and restaurant owner Eddie Huang was similarly unimpressed:
the last thing the food world needs right now is Gordon Ramsay going to foreign countries showing "locals he can cook their cuisines better than they can" pic.twitter.com/dqD3dW5Lnc
- Eddie Huang (@MrEddieHuang) July 27, 2018
Seems like a fair enough argument, to be fair.
Following the backlash ahead of the show's airing, National Geographic, Uncharted's broadcaster, released a statement that said: "We are disappointed that the announcement of our upcoming series with Gordon Ramsay was taken out of context.
"With National Geographic's storied history of exploration, our plan with this series is to celebrate and learn about local cultures around the world. In partnering with Ramsay - a well-known adventure enthusiast - we are going to fully immerse viewers and give them a glimpse into surprising and unexpected cultures and local flavours.
"We have not gone into production on the series yet, so this perspective is premature. We're looking forward to working with Ramsay, who's been making food and travel documentaries for well over a decade, to share the series when it premieres sometime next year."
Production for the show is scheduled to start in the autumn.
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