British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has landed himself in hot water!
Some social-media users have branded him a hypocrite for praising prime minister Boris Johnson’s anti-obesity plan.
Johnson has launched a new health campaign aimed at getting the nation to “embrace a healthier lifestyle”, The Sun reports.
The Better Health campaign will encourage doctors to prescribe exercise, require calorie labels at restaurants and restrict buy-1-get-1-free deals for fast food.
During an interview with Channel 4 News, Jamie (45) praised the campaign as a “ potentially pivotal movement”.
“For myself and other campaigners who’ve been really trying hard to get some kind of centring of a campaign to improve child health in this country for many years, like decades, this feels like a bit of a moment,” he said.
“Hopefully what we have the potential of here in the UK is one of the best child health strategies in the world. Fingers crossed.”
Acid-tongues trolls were quick to point out the irony of the chef’s comments as he serves up calorie-heavy recipes himself, the Daily Mail reports.
“Jamie Oliver is a massive hypocrite!” one wrote. “Telling the whole country to lose weight when I don’t think a single one of his recipes is less than 1 000 calories! Even the salads are swimming in olive oil.”
“I find it hypocritical that Jamie Oliver is telling us all to lose weight/diet more when he himself is the prince of olive oil and liberally pours 300+ calories into his dishes for absolutely no reason at all,” another user wrote.
I find it hypocritical that Jamie Oliver is telling us all to lose weight/diet more when he himself is the Prince of Olive Oil and liberally pours 300+ cals into his dishes for absolutely no reason at all.— Megan Walsh (@megwalsh10) July 28, 2020
Jamie Oliver on channel 4 news talking about obesity and poor people, he ain’t no slim Jim is he. Bumped his suppliers for 83 million quid but still living off the fat of the land.— Colm Hughes EX Labour still Socialist (@ledclass2) July 27, 2020