Anthony Bourdain Slams ‘Privileged’ Liberals For Their ‘Utter Contempt’ Of Working-Class America

Anthony Bourdain. PHOTO: via

By Tyler Durden | 29 December 2016

ZERO HEDGE — Celebrity chef and host of CNN’s Parts Unknown Anthony Bourdain is no fan of Trump, and he made as much clear in today’s interview with Reason. When asked what concerns him about Trump, he responded: “what I am not concerned about with Trump? Wherever one lives in the world right now I wouldn’t feel too comfortable about the rise of authoritarianism. I think it’s a global trend, and one that should be of concern to everyone.”

However, while a liberal bashing Trump is hardly news, what was more noteworthy is that the celebrity chef also unloaded on “his own side”, when he called out elite east coast liberals – of which he admitted he is part of – saying that their “utter contempt” for working-class Americans was unhelpful and nauseating.

The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now.

Bingo. It is also why the “shocking” Trump presidency is nothing more than the public’s revolt to “Eastern liberals” shooting themselves in the foot by overly believing their own BS.

But Bourdain did not stop there, next lashing out at the tidal wave of artificial political correctness sweeping over the nation: “I hate the term political correctness, the way in which speech that is found to be unpleasant or offensive is often banned from universities. Which is exactly where speech that is potentially hurtful and offensive should be heard” Bourdain said. […]

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