Keith McNally dinged for relaying racially-tinged Anna Wintour anecdote

Keith McNally is making buddies on-line once more.

After Web page Six reported that the legendary restaurateur was accused of libel after claiming as a weird joke well-respected artistic director had skipped out on a invoice, we’re instructed McNally has now upset Chinese language People.


On Wednesday, he posted a pic of Anna Wintour with an anecdote about how — as a younger editor — Wintour had requested for eggs Benedict at a restaurant that he was managing, however the kitchen had simply closed.

He stated he tried to persuade the “Chinese language chef” to prepare dinner it anyway, telling the chef she was “fairly.” He stated that the prepare dinner “exploded and threw his saute pan at me: ‘If she so fairly, you make her Eggs Benny!’”

When author Religion Xue replied, “Nice story however don’t see why it was essential to say the chef was Chinese language or imitate his accent,” McNally brushed her off. “I confirmed three of my Chinese language buddies the story with and with out the reference to the chef being Chinese language, however every one among my Chinese language buddies urged me to maintain it in,” he wrote.