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'Rude' judge Joe Bastianich slammed by 'MasterChef' fans: 'He's not a chef his mother is'

'They talk about Gordon but I PROMISE Joe Bastianich is the one who’ll make you cry. Omg,' commented a fan
UPDATED JUL 15, 2021
'MasterChef: Legends' judge Joe Bastianich (FOX)
'MasterChef: Legends' judge Joe Bastianich (FOX)

Over the years celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has earned a reputation for being very harsh and rude towards contestants on FOX's hit culinary competition show 'MasterChef'. Ramsay's fellow judge on the show- Joe Bastianich might take over Ramsay's place with his sassy and hurtful comments. Joe has always had a reputation for being a very tough judge to please, but the ongoing 'MasterChef: Legends' season is exposing a side of him that fans aren't very pleased with. 

The recently aired episode featured famous Italian cuisine chef Nancy Silverton making an appearance as the guest judge. Joe and Nancy gave a demonstration on how to cook pasta and challenged the contestants to present the judges with their best pasta dish to secure a place amongst the top 10. We all know that Joe's standards for Italian food is pretty high and the restauranteur has little to no patience for badly cooked Italian food. So, the pasta challenge turned out to be the worst nightmare for the home cooks who found themselves at the bottom three, thanks to Joe's extremely pointed and rude feedback.


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Alejandro Valdivia, Miles and Michael ended up being the unfortunate home cooks to bear the brunt of Joe's harsh criticism. He labeled Michael's pasta sauce a mistake, while he criticized Alejandro and Miles for their pasta dishes that weren't executed properly. This wasn't a one-off instance where Joe doled out extremely harsh feedback. During the auditions he compared Anne Hicks' cooked bok choy to dirty water. 

Several fans turned to Twitter to call him out and wondered why he was even on the culinary competition show considering he isn't a chef, but his mother is. A fan tweeted, "Joe Bastianich is the biggest Douche! He’s just riding his mommy’s coattails. #MasterChef." Many fans mocked his credentials saying he was just known for being Lidia Giuliana Matticchio Bastianich, an Italian-American celebrity chef, television host and author's son. Another fan wrote, "We need a bingo card and put on it "everytime Joe is unnecessarily rude to the contestants." Half of what he says isn't even constructive criticism, it's just being a snobby ass. #MasterChef." 



Nancy Silverton and Joe Bastianich demonstration how to make pasta on 'MasterChef: Legends' (FOX)

Another fan shared, "They talk about Gordon but I PROMISE Joe Bastianich is the one who’ll make you cry. Omg. #MasterChef." "Why do we have Joe Bastianich on again this season. He's not a chef, his mother is. What a snobby entitled little piece of sh*t he is. Does he even know how to cook? I've never seen him cook anything. Come on chef Ramsey get better guests. #MasterChef," pointed a fan. The fan also added, "Why is Joe Bastianich even on the show? He's not a chef his mother is. #MasterChef."




'MasterChef: Legends' Season 11 airs every Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX.