ANTHONY BOURDAIN BLASTS ‘NAUSEATING PRIVILEGED LEFT’, CALLS BILL MAHER A CONTEMPTUOUS SMIRK WHO LIVES IN A BUBBLE
Left-wing celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is no fan of Donald Trump, even said he won’t eat at any of Trump’s restaurants, but he’s no fan either of liberal elites on their smug treatment of the American conservatives.
During an interview with Reason, Bourdain ripped apart those on left for the way they treat conservative Americans.
“The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now.
I’ve spent a lot of time in gun-country, God-fearing America. There are a hell of a lot of nice people out there, who are doing what everyone else in this world is trying to do: the best they can to get by, and take care of themselves and the people they love. When we deny them their basic humanity and legitimacy of their views, however different they may be than ours, when we mock them at every turn, and treat them with contempt, we do no one any good.
Nothing nauseates me more than preaching to the converted. The self-congratulatory tone of the privileged left—just repeating and repeating and repeating the outrages of the opposition—this does not win hearts and minds. It doesn’t change anyone’s opinions.
It only solidifies them, and makes things worse for all of us. We should be breaking bread with each other, and finding common ground whenever possible. I fear that is not at all what we’ve done.”
When Reason asked Bourdain about his time on Bill Maher’s show, where they talked about people living in bubbles. Bourdain’s response drives his point home further:
Insufferably smug. Really the worst of the smug, self-congratulatory left. I have a low opinion of him. I did not have an enjoyable experience on his show. Not a show I plan to do again.
He’s a classic example of the smirking, contemptuous, privileged guy who lives in a bubble. And he is in no way looking to reach outside, or even look outside, of that bubble, in an empathetic way.