Chef Bobby Flay, Worth $60M, Is Getting Crushed For Asking People To Donate Money To Pay His Employees

Bobby Flay Criticized For Asking People For Money To Pay His Employees

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Apparently famous TV chef Bobby Flay doesn’t have the internet. I say that because how else does one explain, in this day and age, a man worth $60 million setting up a GoFundMe and then asking his fans to donate their money to him so he can pay his restaurant employees without taking the cash out of his own pocket?

Truly, I am not sure what’s worse.

Pharrell, net worth $150 million, asking people to donate to his GoFundMe for first responders. A good cause, obviously, but what is he donating?

Evangeline Lilly poo-pooing the whole pandemic like she’s somehow immune to the effect it’s having on everyone then taking a week to apologize?

Or Flay asking people who are worried about losing their jobs and/or income to donate to him so he doesn’t have to suck it up and pay his employees out of his own pocket?

I have to say, I’m leaning towards the latter.

Flay has since deleted the tweet after the onslaught of backlash he received, but the GoFundMe page is still active, because of course it is.

The loyal, creative and hard-working people of my fine dining restaurants are in dire need. The onset of this pandemic has literally crushed their ability to earn a living virtually overnight. Please find it in your hearts to give what you can. I will personally match up to $100,000. The teams of Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay Steak, Shark and Gato are the most dedicated workers in the hospitality business and many have been on board for decades. My heart is breaking for them. Please lend us a hand.

Thank you for the bottom of my heart.

Stay well,
Bobby Flay

You think?

And he’s not alone in this behavior either.

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