Alton Brown responds to a fan who was ‘disappointed’ after the chef revealed he’s a conservative: ‘I have used my own platform to speak my mind’
Celebrity chef Alton Brown has hit back at a fan who said they were disappointed about him having conservative viewpoints.
The Good Eats star revealed his political leanings in a tweet on Monday, writing that he has voted Republican most of his life and is a conservative.
‘I have voted Republican most of my life. I consider myself a conservative. I want to believe there are still ‘very fine’ people on both sides of the aisle but…if #GOP leaders don’t get their collective noses out of that man’s ass, we’re gonna have words,’ the 58-year-old Food Network star wrote.
Political differences: Alton Brown has hit back at a fan who said they were disappointed in the chef after he revealed he’s a conservative
Shortly after his post a fan replied: ‘…and I really liked and still like your shows. You made me a better and more adventurous cook. I’m not angry….just incredibly disappointed.’
In response the author challenged the Twitter user’s sentiment.
‘Frankly, you have no right to be disappointed in me. None whatsoever. I have used my own platform to speak my mind. You may dislike me, certainly but disappointment in me should be reserved for say…bad recipes.’
Alton later tweeted again, explaining that he actually voted for Joe Biden in last week’s election.
Conservative: Alton wrote this message on Twitter, revealing that he has previously voted republican
Speaking his mind: After a fan said they were disappointed in him, the chef replied
Decency and unity: The Food Network star followed up with another tweet to clarify that he voted for Joe Biden in last week’s election
‘Let me clarify: I have voted republican in previous years. But, I voted for and strongly support #BidenHarris2020 as well as @ReverendWarnock and @ossoff in my state. It’s time for decency and unity to trump tribalism, racism, and disinformation.’
The TV personality has made no secret of his dislike of Donald Trump, once sharing an article about removing him from office.
He wrote alongside it, ‘I am posting this not because I want to be political but because it deeply touches my own personal history and that of those I love.’
The chef is pictured with wife Elizabeth Ingram in a cute Instagram snap