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Friday, August 7, 2009

Julia Child's Alleged Homophobic Tendencies Revisited

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Julia Child: Nicer in the kitchen than she was to gays?
​Getting tired of all the Julie & Julia hype? Here's something to add to the backlash files, according to SFist: Cooking matriarch Julia Child may have had a tendency to be -- shall we say? -- not so nice to gay people.

According to the story, which refers to an article published by Boston in 2007 called "Just a Pinch of Prejudice," Child was known to refer to gays as pedal, pedalo, fags, and the thoroughly original-sounding homovipers. SFist is also reporting that Child was sued in 1992, accused of trying to prevent an openly gay San Franciscan from heading up the American Institute of Wine and Food.

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