It’s been several months since we wrote about the zany owners of Scottsdale, Arizona’s Amy’s Baking Company, the little restaurant that became world-famous after a now-infamous episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Nearly six months after claiming that Yelpers were threatening her life, Amy is now calling for an end to Reddit.
Speaking to FOX 10 in Phoenix about their plans for a new reality show, owners Amy and Samy are still beating the drum that sites with crowd-sourced content — the very places that reality shows rely on for fan support — are ruining their lives.
“I don’t know what to say, those people are insane!” Amy exclaims (because she only seems to live in exclamation-point mode) about Reddit, which she says “is for people that have nothing better to do with their lives.”
“It needs to be closed down,” she opines.
In the extended interviews below, she goes on to detail the supposed threats she’s received via Reddit.
“They say we should die, we should kill ourselves… our animals should die, our cats should die,” she tells FOX 10. “Look, if you don’t like our behavior on the show, I’m sorry — don’t watch the show.”
“We were entertained by it. We were authentic, we were real,” Amy says about her Kitchen Nightmares experience. “We had never been on reality TV before. It was certainly a learning experience, but you don’t have to threaten to kill my cats or threaten bodily harm to my husband and I because of the way we were portrayed on the show.”
Meanwhile, the response from Reddit to these comments has been rather calm, with none of the hellfire and damnation the ABC owners attribute to the site.
While I didn’t notice anyone threatening to kill her or her feline friends (who Amy treats like actual children), one Redditor did point out, “She’d like reddit if she knew reddit liked cats as much as she does.”