Reality TV's Most Hated People: 'Top Chef' star Brian Malarkey makes good TV but is a d**k and whiner, say fans
'Malarkey is a f**king d**kwad. Is it a shock that 90% of the brown ppl and [colored] women are at the bottom of his list?' a fan commented
Every show has that one character or cast member that fans hate with a passion. In 'Top Chef' that someone is Brian Malarkey. And maybe he has given viewers enough and more reasons for them to not like him.
In the nine episodes that have aired so far, the San Diego-based chef has managed to annoy at least one contestant — Lee Anne Wong. It all began with the fire pit challenge where Lee Anne mistakenly added a bunch of fish on an unseasoned, heated grill, and that resulted in charring of the sides of the protein. It could have cost them their spot in the competition but Joe Sastro was eliminated for putting together an unimpressive dish.
Even though Malarkey was trying to help Lee Anne in salvaging the fish, he appeared visibly upset about the whole incident during the green-room interview. "Lee Anne has put her fish down on the grates and they are sticky. As I am trying to get Lee Anne's fish unstuck, she adds cooking oil. NO," Malarkey said.
He was faced with a lot of online hatred, which only escalated in the episodes to come. Once, he revealed his diary where he ticked off Lee Anne as one of the first to leave the competition. But, she stuck around until last week.
"Malarkey is a f**king d**kwad. Is it a shock that 90% of the brown ppl and [colored] women are at the bottom of his list? #topchef," a fan shared while another wrote: "Malarkey knows how to make good TV...what a d**k! But a funny one #TopChef #TopChefAllStars," an enraged fan reacted to Malarkey's antics.
There was an unsaid cold war between the two and that only got stronger when Malarkey messed up the seasoning for Lee Anne's dish, following which she was ranked at the bottom. Even though he apologized, Lee Anne was convinced that it was done intentionally and that he threw her under the bus. "Man, if Malarkey doesn’t go home for his basic-b***h dish and Lee Ann does, I hope EVERYONE throws his a** under the bus. #TopChef," a fan had shared.
He continued to give viewers reasons to not like him. In the previous week's episode, Malarkey threw a fit about not having enough space to plate his dishes at the buffet table. He managed by pivoting a few appliances here and there but that was only after complaining about it for some time. Bryan Voltaggio offered to give up some of his space but Malarkey was adamant that he could handle it all by himself. And that gave the viewers the impression that he was a whiny person.
"#TopChef Is there a whinier profession on this planet? Poor Martyr Malarkey... had to build his own kitchen. Geez," a viewer commented while another shared: "Malarkey is nothing but a complainer. If you were nicer maybe you would have gotten some space to work with. #TopChef." There are a few more episodes to go before Bravo draws the curtains on the show and let's hope, by then, Malarkey is able to do some damage control, leave the competition as a loved and adored contestant.
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