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The 20 Most Despicable Things Gordon Ramsay had said and done - ranked

Ah, Gordon Ramsay. Since the Scottish chef began invading kitchens in the eighties and living rooms in the aughts, he's always been ... offputting. But the recent 5,974-word profile in Men's Journal reminded the world just how gross the guy can really be. Of course, this is the kind of "negative" press the chef seems to actively seek — it gives him fuel to continue to build his empire of television shows, cookbooks, and overpriced restaurants. Grub Street doesn't begrudge Ramsay for being successful, but his success comes at the expense of manners and taste. At this point, Ramsay isn't a chef; he's a full-fleged reality star, one who can stir up more drama than a Real Housewife. Here's proof: We've rounded up Ramsay's most revolting actions and comments over the years, and ranked them in ascending order of offensiveness. 20. Tried to Screw April Bloomfield (2013) He trademarked the Spotted Pig in the U.K. in an attempt to prevent April Bloomfield, Ken Friedman, and one-time rival Mario Batali from opening a location across the pond. He surrendered the trademark, but only after public pressure. 19. Disturbed London Tube Riders (1993) A cop caught him in a Tube urinal with his head slumped on the wall. One of his comrades was peeing in the sink, and the other had his trousers around his ankles. Ramsay's spokeswoman insisted that there was "nothing sexual" about the incident. He got charged with indecency. 18. Got Plastic Surgery to Look Less Threatening (2009) "Simon Cowell suggested that now I'm a success in America, I should do something, so I had a filler put under the deep crevices. It hurt," Ramsay said. Apparently, he also wanted the procedure to make him look not as threatening on television. It would've been cheaper to swear less. 17. Paid £30,000 for a Hair Transplant, Too (2010) He's not even 50, but he's obsessed with maintaining his appearance. Is everyone around Ramsay too scared to tell him he's not a sex symbol?


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