Jamie Oliver tweets anger at UK riots

2011-08-10 13:41
London – Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has taken to Twitter to express his anger and frustration after his 270-seat Italian eatery in Birmingham was attacked by rioters on Tuesday, reports The Daily Mail.

After learning of the attacks on his restaurant and others in London, he tweeted: "So sad to see what's happening in UK with these riots! All gone mad. time to get our country back. Now we need to come down hard on these idiots."

He also added: "Sadly my restaurant in Birmingham got smashed up, windows all gone, whole area closed, can't open, staff and customers all safe!! Thankfully."

The restaurant, Jamie’s Italian, which is located near the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham, was targeted when rioters stormed the shopping centre.

Oliver later tweeted again to commend the clean-up effort currently being undertaken by Londoners, writing: "God bless the communities getting together to sort this out. People who care about their country!!" 


  • jowza - 2011-08-10 13:55

    your eatery was attacked because your food is rubbish.good to look at but not appetizing at all

      Enigma - 2011-08-10 14:01

      What a wanker you are. Appetising and "good to look at" mean the same thing. The eatery was attacked due to thuggery plain and simple.

      jowza - 2011-08-10 14:05

      oops.meant edible

      whatno - 2011-08-10 14:13

      shut up, you have not even been there

      PTA - 2011-08-10 14:14

      After reading your comments I think you sound more like a hillbilly bum. Sure you can afford to eat at his restaurant? Don't think so. Don't think he wants you in his restaurant anyway!

      jowza - 2011-08-10 14:15

      how do you know that whatnow

      jowza - 2011-08-10 14:23

      you seem to know lots about hilbillies,pta

      Jake Castleton - 2011-08-10 14:29

      what a spastic you are son, you clearly havent got a clue

      McDaNife - 2011-08-10 15:06

      What hypocrite. Same people who let his business thrive and he now calls them idiots.

      Pauljay - 2011-08-10 16:13

      Wow, its not often I say this but the world is full of idiots and you are one of them...Well done!

      docraven - 2011-08-10 16:38

      Jowza, that is a typical reaction from a under privileged person who has more than likely never tasted the quality side of life and is now blaming it on others.Mikes Kitchen for you budd

  • Normaldude - 2011-08-10 14:00

    hey Jowza : this man is a very successful chef , Now Piss off and go play in da traffic lol

  • jowza - 2011-08-10 14:02

    why you laughing at your own comment

      Theresa Whitmore - 2011-08-10 15:21

      YOU'RE AN ASS!!!

      jowza - 2011-08-10 16:00

      we shud rub each others

  • cat8fish - 2011-08-10 14:15

    why are you lying jowza. You have never been to Birmingham (London) so stop hating

      jowza - 2011-08-10 14:24

      and you assume that because?

      docraven - 2011-08-10 16:39

      jowza, how is Hillbra my bra??LOL.London is in the UK, not the East of S.A.lol

      jowza - 2011-08-10 16:55

      Where is hillbra doc

      Mark - 2011-08-14 12:14

      Birmingham isn't in London...??!!

  • Daemos1 - 2011-08-10 14:27

    @jozwa I've used Jamie Oliver's recepies and they're great Just because you burn water don't hate on those who can cook

      jowza - 2011-08-10 14:29

      burn water?

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-10 14:44

      burn water

      jowza - 2011-08-10 14:55

      you mean like a faulty kettle

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-10 15:17

      No, I mean like incompetence

      world-weary - 2011-08-10 15:48

      Jowza - u're a legend!!!

  • Tshane - 2011-08-10 14:44

    Just do as the Europeans are doing, deport all the mooching emigrants from your country and the local hooligans put them in jail to chew on their doing and get a new boyfriend whilst their at it, the morals in our world have gone to the dogs, about time people start sorting this rubbish out.

  • I_Say - 2011-08-10 15:42

    Hey Jowza.. You hijacked the column dude !!! LMAO

      jowza - 2011-08-10 15:44

      lol.as they say a sucker born every minute

  • preshengovender69 - 2011-08-10 16:06

    you know some one is pissed off when they tweet

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-10 16:18

      Yeah, then you know they're furious!!!

  • Robbie.wp - 2011-08-10 17:35

    i smell a troll

  • Joy - 2011-08-10 21:26

    Jowza - you bloody idiot!!!

  • Riaan - 2011-08-12 22:04

    Mr. Jamie Oliver is a voter for the UK government and an indirect supporter of a corrupt regime that has lost all legitimacy through it's pathetic imperialistic behaviour against oil rich regimes. As they loot other countries - their citizens will now start looting them. Jamie: If you don't like being looted, get yourself a visa and come open a business in SA where you need to pay for proper security systems to protect your business - the police in the UK won't, neither will the police in SA - welcome to the real world Jamie Olivier!!

  • ira.r.phoenix - 2012-10-21 13:35

    Frankly speaking Jamie, I'm worried it'll spread globally. It is part and parcel of a WW3 battle scenario. What I was trying to budget to avoid in 2004, when me and my associates(who prefer not to be named) foresaw the recession. The British government was notified but they didn't budget for the excess exponential increment of the dole leading up until now. Sadly The Queen and Co. cannot hope to appease those with no sense of self worth. And if they get cocky they can try taking an IED while being shot at. This game is real, there are no respawns and no new characters. I was lucky when the IED went off, one of my men wasn't. And as a former Colonel I've had my fare share of trying to soothe widows. At best I could spend my own money, helping my friends kids go to school. I'm a foreigner from South Africa and I'm trying to sort out affairs at home as best as possible but I have no budget left since the recession. I spent enough on your country for a lifetime and those rioters think the world owes them something. Did you know that most of the best soldiers out side of the SAS are Welsh, Irish and Scottish? At least in my time. You are going to lose the dole in your country and those that would rather pop one out or help pop one out then work will be trying to tear everyone to shreds. I guess it comes down to numbers then. I'd invest in a summer home offshore, like Scotland or Ireland, just something off the route of a small town, nice and simple. Regards Ravin

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