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Batali Apologizes on Twitter For Hitler-Banker Remarks

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After chef Mario Batali compared bankers to Hitler and Stalin, word of a Batali restaurant boycott went viral among bankers, and now it's time for damage control. So he apologized on Twitter. Batali tweeted: "To remove any ambiguity about my appearance at yesterday’s Time Person of the Year panel, I want to apologize for my remarks." And elaborated: "It was never my intention to equate our banking industry with Hitler and Stalin, two of the most evil, brutal dictators in modern history."

Time released video of Batali making the statements, and here it is (it's six minutes in):

Video: Mario Batali Compares Bankers to Stalin, Hitler

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