"For instance, he asks Padma Laksmi to name that one contestant she would like to hook-up with. After thinking for a while she names, Kevin Gillespie but is quick to clarify that her attraction shouldn't be read too much into. "My attraction to Kevin is culinary and intellectual and not physical. He has a really big brain," said Padma." Watch What Happens Live, March 19, 2020.
And video is on YouTube. (I know other people confirmed, so since it was me you asked, I wanted to make sure you had links, etc.
To the poster above who objected to my comparison of slavery to the Holocaust, I maintain the comparison is apt. The Holocaust was one of the most horrific examples of the inhumanity of human beings. I understand comparisons to it come with the responsibility to be accurate and respectful. 6 million Jews died. Their memory is sacred and we must keep that memory alive today more than ever.
That said, more than 12 million Africans were shipped to the "New World" in the 17th Century alone. 2 million died just on the voyage alone. Then, families were torn apart, slave owners bred human beings like they were livestock, plunging another, what, 10 generations into slavery? I maintain the comparison is apt.
That is why I felt so strongly about the glorification of "plantation" food, without regard for where the foodstuffs came from, nor who was preparing & serving the meal, maintaining the house, and responsible for its wealth, built on the backs of Africans. It was just such a tiny, myopic focus on his grandmother, that he never even stopped to think about the history of the food, which can be very important, especially to this crowd. Kevin waxed nostalgic about his grandmother without even having to wonder about the larger legacy of the food. Generationally, his grandmother's grandparents lived in antebellum south. Would have been great to see him dig deep into that history, and tell a story about plantation food that compared & contrasted what was prepared inside versus what the slaves were eating, etc.