Chef Alton Brown tells GOP to ‘get their noses out of' Trump’s ‘a--’

Jami Ganz, New York Daily News
·2 min read

Alton Brown’s got some beef with the GOP.

The celebrity chef took to Twitter Monday, just two days after former Vice President Joe Biden was announced as the President-elect, to talk politics. Things then got a little heated.

“I have voted Republican most of my life. I consider myself a conservative. I want to believe there are still ‘very fine’ people on both sides of the aisle," said the “Good Eats” host, 58, referencing a contentious line President Trump uttered in 2017.

“But...if #GOP leaders don’t get their collective noses out of that man’s a--, we’re gonna have words,” he continued.

A fan, who said Brown made them “a better and more adventurous cook,” responded that they were “not angry....just incredibly disappointed."

The “Iron Chef America” presenter was quick to hit back with a perfectly flambéed quip.

“Frankly, you have no right to be disappointed in me. None whatsoever,” said Brown. “I have used my own platform to speak my mind. You may dislike me, certainly but disappointment in me should be reserved for say ... bad recipes.”

Brown did return to the site Tuesday morning, though, to demand an apology from Newsweek after the outlet suggested the Georgia-raised chef had “voted for republicans in the past," which the Food Network favorite noted “is not the same as being a republican.” The article was subsequently corrected.

In his clarification, Brown wrote that while he’s “voted republican in previous years,” he both “voted for and strongly support[s]” Biden and Kamala Harris, along with Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, ahead of the January runoff election.

“It’s time for decency and unity to trump tribalism, racism, and disinformation,” concluded Brown.

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