Of Guy Fieri's Feuds, This One Was The Most Intense

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has gotten into a few fights over the years. According to People, he didn't get along with renowned chef Anthony Bourdain. Indeed, the latter wasn't a Fieri fan, and he didn't try to hide it. He once remarked, "I tell jokes about Guy Fieri. The day you can't tell jokes about Guy Fieri, comedy as we know it is dead."

Chef Mario Batali doesn't seem to like Fieri much either. According to Eater, in one of his TV appearances, Batali was making a Korean stew, and he basically thought that it was a really simple meal to make. In fact, he remarked, "This is a dump-and-stir? Guy Fieri could make this dish!" Ouch. But when it comes to Fieri's strained relationships, most would agree that one of his worst fights was with a TV producer called David Page, who worked with the chef on "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives." As per Grub Street, the spat between the two turned quite ugly when Page claimed that Fieri was homophobic in nature.

Things really escalated between Guy Fieri and David Page

According to the Grubstreet piece, David Page said that Guy Fieri couldn't stop stroking his own ego, implying that he was awful to work with. Additionally, he recalled a disturbing incident that allegedly involved the chef. According to Page, Fieri abandoned a shoot because he didn't like the people involved. Page also claimed that the chef called him up and said, "You can't send me to talk to gay people without warning! Those people weird me out!" As per The Daily Beast, Fieri was also apparently intolerant towards minority groups and made comments like, "You know, it's true: Jews are cheap."

Things really got out of hand when the Food Network hit back at Page's production company — Page Television and Video Prods — when it accused the network of unprofessional behavior (via The Hollywood Reporter.) In particular, the company claimed that Fieri didn't work with them as promised and pending payments weren't fulfilled. For its part, the Food Network filed a different lawsuit, accusing Page of creating a toxic work environment, adding that his actions made it necessary to find a replacement. The two parties managed to agree on a settlement in 2011.

But Page wasn't done with Guy Fieri. According to The New York Post, he later said that Fieri was the person who was responsible for his exit. He said, Fieri "had reached the point in his career where he did not want to be produced or directed and tried to get me — and succeeded in getting me kicked off the show."