Mario Batali’s Sexual Abuse Apology Ends With Cinnamon Roll Recipe

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“I have made many mistakes and I am so very sorry that I have disappointed my friends, my family, my fans and my team,” the chef wrote in an online apology.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali issued an apology in response to accusations of sexual harassment in his online newsletter. If only he stopped at the apology.   

The email inexplicably ended with a recipe for cinnamon rolls, making his entire attempt tone-deaf.

Batali, the former host of “The Chew,” stands accused by eight women who claim he groped them or made unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate comments.

An incident in The New York Times recounted Batali allegedly groping a woman who appeared to be unconscious in a New York restaurant’s “rape room.”

In the apology, Batali addressed these accusations.

“I have made many mistakes and I am so very sorry that I have disappointed my friends, my family, my fans and my team. My behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility,” Batali wrote.

The letter, to the abject horror of anyone reading it, ends with “ps. in case you’re searching for a holiday-inspired breakfast, these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls are a fan favorite.”

This surprising twist to the apology is part of a larger pattern you may have noticed in the apologies issued by the rich and powerful men who have now been exposed as sexual predators.

These men have barely confessed to their actions when they quickly begin to deflect attention away from their alleged crimes and onto the more redeemable aspects of their personality.

For instance, look at the frustrating apology of Louis C.K., who never once said sorry in his apology. Instead, he talked of how the women he had assaulted were his admirers and he had misunderstood them.

Naturally, Batali’s no good apology ending with a pizza dough cinnamon roll recipe was slammed online.

Thumbnail/Banner Image: Reuters, Brendan McDermid

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