Gordon Ramsay condemned as he posts Insta video posing as a rapper on same day he lets 500 staff go


‘Thoughtless’ Gordon Ramsay condemned as he posts Insta video posing as a rapper with his daughter on same day as he lets 500 staff go from his restaurants

  • Gordon Ramsay has come under fire this week for letting go of 500 staff
  • They have been given one month’s pay despite government offer of support 
  • A few hours later Ramsay posted the dance video on to his official Instagram
  • He is seen dancing with his daughter Tilly and lip-syncing to Yung Gravy

Gordon Ramsay has been condemned as ‘thoughtless’ for posting a dance video on social media just hours after sacking 500 staff members and closing his London restaurants.

The video, broadcast on his official Instagram account, shows the celebrity chef and his daughter Tilly acting out the moves to the hip-hop hit ‘Cheryl’, by rapper Yung Gravy.

Ramsay, 53 and Tilly, 18, perform synchronised arm movements during the chorus of the song, also known by its lyrics; ‘juice, sauce, a little bit of dressing’.

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Gordon Ramsay has been condemned as ‘thoughtless’ for posting a dance video on social media just hours after sacking 500 staff members and closing his London restaurants. He is pictured above dancing with daughter Tilly

The pair act out the dance twice before giving each other a high-five and laughing, in the post released on Saturday 21st March.

However Ramsay’s light-hearted behaviour has been criticised as just hours earlier he had closed down his London restaurants and sacked 500 members of his staff.

One commentator said: ‘After [he] terminated his staff, he posted such a thoughtless video on his Instagram. He is do [sic] not care [about] anything. Crazy. Hypocrite.’

The latest criticism follows outrage that he sacked his staff one day after he paid tribute to them in an Instagram post.

Chefs, waiters and other staff were called to a meeting without warning and told their contracts were being terminated.

Each staff member was later sent an email telling them they would be paid up to April 17th – but no guarantee that they would get their jobs back when the restaurants reopened.

Announcing the closure of his eateries, Ramsay, who has an estimated personal fortune of over £140 million, wrote: ‘Huge love and thanks to our amazing staff across the restaurants for their passion and support.’

However chef Anca Torpuc branded Ramsay a ‘piece of s***’ for laying her and her colleagues off.

Ramsay's restaurants in London include Petrus, The Savoy Grill, Bread Street Kitchen and Heddon Street kitchen, which is pictured above

Ramsay’s restaurants in London include Petrus, The Savoy Grill, Bread Street Kitchen and Heddon Street kitchen, which is pictured above

She told MailOnline: ‘All of us have worked so hard for Gordon Ramsay and he has just got rid of us when we needed his support the most.’

Another staff member added: ‘It just stinks that we have been let go. We all hope that this will pass and we can return to work, but there are many who will never work for Ramsay again. His behaviour is disgusting.’

Ramsay’s decision to fire his 500 staff flies in the face of appeals by government to keep workers on during the crisis.

Ramsay’s restaurants in London include Petrus, The Savoy Grill, Bread Street Kitchen and Heddon Street kitchen.

He also runs restaurants in Las Vegas, Baltimore and Atlantic City in New Jersey. As those cities are in lockdown with all restaurants closed it is believed staff have been issued with similar termination notices.

The chef’s flagship restaurant In London, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, has three Michelin stars.

Gordon Ramsay’s spokeswoman did not reply to a request for a comment. 

Ramsay’s light-hearted behaviour has been criticised as just hours earlier he had closed down his London restaurants and sacked 500 members of his staff

Ramsay’s light-hearted behaviour has been criticised as just hours earlier he had closed down his London restaurants and sacked 500 members of his staff 





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