Last night, Food Network aired the finale of Food Network Star, their eleven-week-long summer personality extravaganza. There was a winner–though, in the interest of keeping things spoiler-free, you won’t read that winner’s name in this article–and the winner generated a fair bit of controversy, as is bound to happen among people who are emotionally invested in an outcome.
The bigger controversy, though, was over co-host Giada de Laurentiis’ breasts during the broadcast of the show. Giada has taken a fair amount of heat all summer long for her low-cut dresses (fan site Food Network Gossip has a great week-by-week rundown); during the finale, though, fans cranked that heat up to eleven with a scathing critique on Twitter.
That’s right–for a brief period last night, Giada de Laurentiis’ breasts were a trending topic on Twitter. Here’s a handful of the offended (and offensive) tweets:
— Jen (@inJENiouslife) August 17, 2015
— Angela Talley (@talley_angela) August 17, 2015
— Bailey Byrd (@BostieTweets) August 17, 2015
— Jason Rosko (@JasonRosko) August 17, 2015
— Brian Carr (@tornadobaitjbc) August 17, 2015
– #FoodNetworkStar lol I love Giada haha but sometimes on the show her boobs are all out there n of course I love to see it? but theres fans
— chris dropulich (@chris_drop) August 17, 2015
— Joe alba (@Joeal781) August 17, 2015
— Timothy Still (@BrotherTimCLP) August 17, 2015
— AresDuke (@ares407) August 17, 2015
Yeesh. Those are some pretty strong words for a dress that wouldn’t be entirely out of place at most dinner parties–and Food Network Star is nothing if not an extended dinner party.
Of course, Giada had her defenders, as well…
…but, for the most part, viewers were highly critical of what they deemed to be an inappropriate look on Giada’s part.
What do you, the viewers at home, think? Is that a fair response? Was Giada dressed inappropriately last night; has her wardrobe been scandalous all season? Or does Twitter need to (gasp!) grow up?
(Photo credits: Screencaps via Food Network)