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Jamie Oliver Thinks British Kids Are Lazy

Jamie Oliver has a new show in England called Jamie's Dream School in which 20 teenagers who've dropped out of regular school spend some time being taught by famous thinkers. So, what does Oliver think is wrong with kids today? They're lazy!

Said the celebrity chef: "I've never experienced such a wet generation. I'm embarrassed to look at British kids. You get their mummies phoning up and saying: "He's too tired, you're working him too hard" – even the butch ones." He goes on to say that people should be able to work seven 18-hour days in a row and that by the age of 13, he was working 15-hour days in his dad's pub. Unsurprisingly, some folks think this attitude is "frankly mediaeval."

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[Photo: Channel 4]