In a story broken by TMZ – Link here – The Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten has refused to grant a request of the Make-A-Wish foundation to meet with a 6 year old leukemia patient.
As the parent of a child who has medical issues, I would encourage readers of this missive to contact Foodtv.com at this link: and explain to them exactly how you feel about this situation.
Clearly it is possible that Ina Garten had a scheduling conflict a year ago, and I suppose it is possible that she again had another scheduling conflict, but the blatant disregard for the 6 year old cancer patient is inexcusable and warrants immediate action.
This is not a scheduling issue, it’s not a personality issue, it’s not a medical issue, it’s a matter of not giving a shit, and I for one refuse to spend my time, energy, effort, or Direct TV scheduler to help Foodtv and the Barefoot Contessa continue to exist.
In addition to contacting Food tv, I suggest that you cancel all Tivo, direct tv, dish network, and any cable company recordings that you have planned for any Food Tv network show, until this situation get’s resolved to your satisfaction.
Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa needs to remember that her livelihood depends on her fans, and right about now, I’m thinking that she would have a hard time finding someone to cross the street to piss on her if she was on fire.
As individuals, we only have the ability to make a difference one person at a time, but when we all work together, we can change the world.
I’m anxiously awaiting any kind of response as to why Ina Garten, the barefoot contessa couldn’t throw the kid a bone if her schedule is sooooo busy. There are many ways to placate a child, to give a little something back to a pre adolescent leukemia patient, and none of them include the word “no”.
Here is the message I sent to FoodTV:
As a long time foodtv enthusiast, I implore you to verify the recent apathetic actions of the barefoot contessa Ina Garten, and once they’ve been verified – fire her, terminate her contract, and or otherwise remove her from your network for her actions regarding the make a wish foundation and her attitude towards Enzo, the 6 year old Leukemia patient who wanted to meet her, and she just couldn’t find the time.
Right is right, and her actions, her response was not right.