Gordon has come under fire for laying off employees (Picture: Getty Images)
Gordon Ramsay has continued to ignore criticism after laying off 500 employees, now sharing a throwback of himself and his pals Gino D’Acampo, and Fred Sirieix.
The celebrity chef has come under fire after being accused of treating his staff ‘like s**t’ amid the coronavirus pandemic, summoning them to a meeting where they learned their contracts would be terminated.
Taking to Twitter, the 53-year-old shared a clip from his show Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip, with the three of them diving into the sea with the Italian chef removing his pants to skinny dip.
Gordon wrote: ‘#tbt to my last holiday with the Three Amigos (@Ginofantastico@fredsirieix1)…next week’s #GordonGinoandFred is a whole different beast ! And Italia ti amo…stay strong.’
The comments are filled with followers asking him to address the controversy, with one saying: ‘Why u firing staff rather than paying them.’
‘Pay your staff,’ another demanded, while one more told him: ‘I so hope it isnt true that you have laid of 500 of your staff????’
#tbt to my last holiday with the Three Amigos (@Ginofantastico @fredsirieix1)…next weekâs #GordonGinoandFred is a whole different beast ! And Italia ti amo…stay strong ð®ð¹ Gx pic.twitter.com/0ZtMhNOmn7
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) March 26, 2020
The celebrity chef was forced to briefly shut down a string of his restaurants due to the global health scare, after pubs and restaurants were ordered to close.
And the star summoned his staff to a meeting where they learned their contracts would be terminated – reportedly leaving many in tears.
They were later sent an email explaining they would be paid up to 17 April, giving them the option to appeal the decision.
After the dad-of-five – who is thought to be worth around £140million – failed to guarantee they would retain their jobs when the restrictions lift, chef de partie Anca-Cosmina Toropu revealed that staff members haven’t heard a word from Gordon since they were let go.
‘People were sad and disappointed,’ she told Metro.co.uk. ‘Gordon was not there [at the meeting].
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‘If he would have been there, that would have changed the situation. He would have shown that he cares, but that did [not] happen.
‘He just sent one of his directors who was affected (emotionally) by the situation as well.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Gordon for comment.
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