Digital media company Liquid Ideas has confirmed MasterChef’s Matt Moran agreed to fake an explosive on-set tantrum to promote an anti-food wastage campaign.
But not before the video made ‘news’ in media today, including the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
In the video Matt Moran has an outburst after a crew member walks up and turfs a plate of food in the bin.
Moran blasted the crew member.
“I don’t care if you’re f—ing resetting, there’s nothing wrong with that food; that’s being wasteful,”he said.
“It could have fed one of these guys; it could have fed me. Get it out of the bin and put it back on the f—ing plate.”
A crew member explains that the stylist was following orders.
Moran fires back: “Well mate if this is your job, you do f—ing shoots like this all the time, you waste food like that, I don’t want f—ing anything to do with it, get yourselves another chef.”
In early media reports Moran was being tainted as a Gordon Ramsay-like, cursing chef.
While the video doesn’t appear to be specifically for MasterChef, the TEN show does ship all its unused food to OzHarvest which distributes food to charities across Sydney and Wollongong.
But the video was quickly questioned on Twitter by many who didn’t believe it was authentic.
Source: The Age