In an extensive post-election interview with Eater, TV personality and renowned chef Anthony Bourdain vowed to boycott Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel restaurant, and said he does not see evidence that America is a less racist country than it was in the 1960s.
“I will never eat in his restaurant,” the Parts Unknown host said when asked about chef Alessandro Borgognone bringing a new sushi restaurant, Nakazama, to the new Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital. “I have utter contempt for him, utter and complete contempt.”
Bourdain said the chef doing business with Trump is “not helpful.”
“I’m not asking you to start putting up barricades now, but when they come and ask you, ‘Are you with us?’ You do have an option,” he said before comparing chefs working with Trump to Germans becoming Nazi soldiers. “You can say ‘No thanks, guys. I don’t look good in a brown shirt. Makes me look a little, I don’t know, not great. It’s not slimming.’”