Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ina Garten the "Barefoot Contessa" rejects 6 year old cancer victim

Ina Garten, Food Network's celebrity, known as the "Barefoot Contessa"  has done it again.

It seems she has repeatedly refused to meet with a 6-year-old boy named Enzo who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The boy, watched Ina Garten from his bed, and he made a request to the Make-A-Wish Foundation wanting to meet the"Barefoot Contessa."
The boy was told that her schedule was too busy, so Enzo decided to wait for a better time.
When the request was made again later, Garten's representatives answered with a "definite no," according to the online blog that the family kept about the boy's illness.

Maybe the most insightful comment came from Business Insider: "We're sure that she truly is pretty busy. But if she had time to throw a charity lunch for six Hamptonites -- who paid $100,000 to be there -- she can make time to whip up some meringues with a six-year-old."
Those who wish to defend her reminded skeptics that the luncheon was a charity event.

In the meantime, two Food Network celebrity chefs Iron Chef Michael Symon and Beau MacMillan have offered to cook with Enzo.

We realize Garten has no obligation or responsibility to the boy, but wouldn't it have been nice if she had taken a few hours to do so?
Maybe things would be different if he had a $100,000 dollars to pay her...