Somewhere, deep beneath his protective deep-fried crust and helmet of frosted spikes -- through all the layers of Ed Hardy, Donkey Sauce, and FLAVOR -- Guy Fieri is a person with feelings, too. And, apparently, he's tired of feeling "demoralized" from all the trash talk and jokes lobbed at him by critics, according to an extensive new profile in the June issue of Success magazine.
“I’m like anybody else,” Fieri told the magazine. “You get enough, you can get beat up. You can get hurt. You can get frustrated. You can get demoralized.”
Although he doesn't name names or specific examples (he doesn't really need to), Fieri said he's sometimes surprised by the level of hate people seem to have for him. Read the comments section on any given story about the Guy and you might be a little surprised, too. Oh, and of course, the longtime feud between Fieri and Anthony Bourdain might come to mind (Bourdain recently said he actually has "no hate" for Fieri).
"If there are 100 people who don’t like me, 90 of them don’t have a reason," he said. "Have I pissed some people off? Yes. Have I done wrong? I’m not sitting here saying I haven’t. But most of the negativity is entirely superficial."