In a recently published interview, Anthony Bourdain sat down with a reporter and thrashed Hillary Clinton and Bill for mishandling and shaming Monica Lewinsky among other women who had accused Bill of sexual assault. In the magazine, Popula, Anthony said to the reporter, Maria Bustillos, that Bill Clinton was a “gropey, grabby disgusting” person.
Popula published the interview yesterday, the 15th of July, where he talked about a number of controversial topics, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, the #MeToo movement, Asia Argento, and the disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein.
As you may know, Anthony and his girlfriend, Asia Argento, were outspoken supporters of the #MeToo movement. When discussing the Clintons, Bourdain said that there is no way the Lewinsky scandal would’ve flown today the way it did in the past.
According to Bourdain, it was “disgusting” the way the Clinton’s “destroyed hose women,” and all of the people involved were “blind to this.” Clinton said that it was “unforgivable” the way the political system had shut down the women.
However, while his comments were vicious, Bourdain said he shouldn’t have lost his job in office. Anthony said to impeach him was “ridiculous.” In his view, the way they shamed the women was the worst part of the Lewinsky scandal.
After the New York Times published the expose that revealed Harvey as a serial abuser, Hillary Clinton, among many other public figures addressed the controversy directly. And Bourdain thought that Hillary, in particular, did a poor job of addressing the accusations.
The celebrity chef claims the way Hillary responded to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein was insufficient.
However, the media misconstrued his statements online. He said that he wasn’t, “blaming her for Harvey Weinstein’s crimes,” but merely suggesting her statement was “disappointing.”
And, as it was previously reported, Anthony explained how he had hoped Harvey Weinstein would die. The chef went into vivid detail as to how he wanted Harvey to pass away, alone, and without anyone to rely on.
As you may know, Anthony Bourdain died on the 8th of June, due to suicide by hanging. His friend found him unresponsive in his hotel room in France, while they were filming the last episode of Parts Unknown, the show distributed by CNN.