Andrew Zimmern Says He'll Support A Political Opponent To Marjorie Taylor Greene

Chefs and other food world celebrities adding their own opinions on politics is nothing new — just take a look at Duff Goldman's Twitter account. Andrew Zimmern is also very active on the social media platform, and the celebrity chef most recently shared his passionate objection to Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene's stances, "I thought her anti American anti Semitic hate speech made it personal for me. But no, it always can get worse.  Going after those already marginalized that can't defend themselves, how dare you Ms Greene!" (via Twitter). 

Zimmern's comment comes in the form of a retweet by concerned Twitter user Scott Dworkin who shared the video of Greene with the caption, "Here's video I found of Marjorie Taylor Greene calling electeds an awful slur used against those with learning disabilities. She then says 'I'm not trying to talk down on people with Down's Syndrome. But that's what these people are.' Expel Greene." A warning to our readers, this linked video may contain offensive content, so please be aware before viewing around sensitive audiences or at full volume.

Zimmern's outrage concludes with his promised support of pretty much anyone opposing Greene for a second term, "Whomever is running for this seat next, give me a shout. I'm here to help."

Andrew Zimmern is a social justice advocate

Andrew Zimmern is known for his cooking skills, but his social justice advocacy is also extensive, according to his website. Supporting multiple nonprofits, he is a member of the board of directors for the Services for the UnderServed, Project Explorer/EXPLR, and Soigne Hospitality. Zimmern also works in his Minnesotan community, serving on City Harvest's Food Council and is the International Rescue Committee's Voice for Nutrition. It's no surprise that this social justice warrior would have some strong words for Greene, who's known for provoking — well, everyone.

Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2020 contest, Greene is a highly controversial Georgian Republican who evokes strong responses. CNN describes the freshman Representative having a not-so-great history of this kind of thing, "Greene has a track record of incendiary rhetoric, including past comments using Islamophobic and anti-Semitic tropes. She also has ties to the baseless and thoroughly debunked QAnon conspiracy theory." 

Greene herself, however, is unapologetic for any offenses she has caused responding recently to FOX News, "I think they're going to continue to attack me because they actually do see me as someone who's unapologetically conservative. And I won't back down on my beliefs and my values."