Celebrity chef Mario Batali is the latest to fall following allegations of sexual assault.
On Monday morning, reports were released alleging that The Chew co-host had been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by four women, and Twitter was quick to respond.
Horrified by the accusations, some people on Twitter claimed that they’d no longer be supporting Batali and his businesses, one person claiming that they’d be throwing away his cookbook.
Throwing his cookbook in the fire for the holidays!— Harris (@I_Tiresias) December 11, 2017
Another said that they wouldn’t be buying products from his brand anymore.
Dang... Bye good pasta meals. Won't buy that brand anymore 📢Step down means still profiting right(❓) pic.twitter.com/MUnJbzqCft— Mo' Knos 📰St.Louis (@Moniquestl3940) December 11, 2017
One user pointed out that maybe the lesson of keeping your hands to yourself needs to continue to be taught into adulthood.
As kids we are told to keep our hands to ourselves. Apparently we need to keep telling adults this.— ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔞𝔩𝔦𝔫𝔞 (@Nomeolvides___) December 11, 2017
Batali is just one in a string of men who have faced accusations of sexual assault in recent months, and Twitter users were quick to point that out, some wondering what they are thinking as they commit the acts.
Woah 😳 there is still so much work that needs to be done. Clearly when someone is in a position of power, they seem to take full advantage.— Viva. (@chilerojoviva) December 11, 2017
Wow, I started to see his name appear in tweets & I kept thinking "no." Very surprised, but at this point, I shouldn't be surprised. Maybe disappointed is a better word.— Karen Marie (@tompk1218) December 11, 2017
The allegations are said to stretch back two decades. Batali released a statement shortly after claiming that “much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted.” He has since stepped away as co-host of ABC’s The Chew.