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On last Friday night's episode of Kitchen Nightmares, shouty chef Gordon Ramsay quit after the delusional owners of the Scottsdale restaurant Amy's Baking Company proved to be beyond saving. After receiving a social media spanking — see, for example, the deluge of one-star rankings on Yelp or the thread on Reddit's /r/cringepics — yesterday Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, the husband and wife team behind the restaurant, fought back on their Facebook account.

Often in all-caps, the owners go after "the Yelpers and Reddits [sic]" and their "WITCH HUNT," calling them "trash," "pathetic," and "OPRESSORS [sic]." As for selling pre-made frozen raviolis that Ramsay 86'd, they rationalize: "IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO RESELL THINGS WALMART DOES NOT MAKE THEIR ELECTRONICS OR TOYS SO LAY OFF!!!!"

They're also threatening legal action "for this plot you have come together on." They don't seem to realize that they could just lock down their Facebook page and prevent people from writing on their wall. They write, "THIS IS MY FACEBOOK, AND I AM NOT ALLOWING YOU TO USE MY COMPANY ON YOUR HATE FILLED PAGE." It's all so very extreme that it seems almost like a parody fake account. Kitchen Nightmares might be full of total fakery, but this is just too beyond a staged stunt. Also, this is their official Facebook page, and a great example of how not to respond to haters.

Update 05/15: Now they are claiming that their Facebook was hacked.

Here are all their Facebook posts, archived for posterity:


19 hours ago:

I AM NOT STUPID ALL OF YOU ARE. YOU JUST DO NOT KNOW GOOD FOOD. IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO RESELL THINGS WALMART DOES NOT MAKE THEIR ELECTRONICS OR TOYS SO LAY OFF!!!! 16 hours ago:

WE DO NOT NEED THIS. YOU STUPID PEOPLE. AMERICA IS ABOUT RESSLING, IT IS NOT A BIG DEAL. THE CAKES WE OFFER ARE EXPENSIVE BECAUSE WE HAVE TO REPACKAGE AND SHIP. DO NOT BLAME US BECAUSE YOU CAN NOT AFFORD QUALITY. THE YELPERS, AND NOW THE REDDITS, NEED TO BACK OFF. YOURE NOT RIGHT JUST BECAUSE OF SOME TV SHOW. 16 hours ago:

To all of the Yelpers and Reddits: Bring it on. you are just pussies. come to arizona. you are weaker than my wife, and weaker than me. come to my business. say it to my face. man to man. my wife is a jewel in the desert. you are just trash. reddits and yelpers just working together to bring us down. pathetic. 15 hours ago:

TO REDDIT. I FORBID YOU FROM SPREADING YOUR HATE ON THAT SITE. THIS IS MY FACEBOOK, AND I AM NOT ALLOWING YOU TO USE MY COMPANY ON YOUR HATE FILLED PAGE. 15 hours ago:

This is Samy. I am keeping note of all names here. We will be pursuing action against you legaly, and against reddit and yelp, for this plot you have come together on. you are all just punks. 15 hours ago:

WE ARE NOT FREAKING OUT. WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT A "WITCH HUNT" I AM NOT A WITCH. I AM GODS CHILD. PISS OFF ALL OF YOU. FUCK REDDITS, FUCK YELP AND FUCK ALL OF YOU. BRING IT. WE WILL FIGHT BACK. 14 hours ago:

YOU DONT KNOW US!! WE WILL THRIVE! WE WILL OVERCOME! WE ARE STARTING OUR FAMILY, AND WE WILL TEACH OUR CHILD EXACTLY WHAT >>GOD

13 hours ago:

I AM WONDER WOMAN. I AM A GREAT CHEF, A GREAT WIFE, AND A GREAT MOM TO MY KIDS. AND WE WILL BE PARENTS TO A HUMAN KID, ONE DAY TO. WE WILL SHOW ALL OF YOU.

13 hours ago:

You people are all shit. Yelp shit, Reddits shit. Every shit. Come to here, I will fucking show you all.

13 hours ago:

You are all little punks. Nothing. you are all nothing. We are laughing at you. All of you, just fools. We have God on our side, you just have your sites.


Also, almost every single photo of food they've uploaded to their Facebook account are from other sources. It's become a sport for people to reverse-image search and discover the originals. Like this one from Design Sponge, this one from Kraft, or this one from Apartment Therapy.

Oh and if you want to watch the whole episode, here is an unauthorized upload: part one and part two.

Update 05/15: Now they are claiming that their Facebook was hacked.

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