• Thu, Sep 20 2012

Emma Watson Doesn’t ‘Get’ The Olive Garden, Clearly Doesn’t Appreciate Unlimited Soup, Salad, Breadsticks And Democracy

Well, thanks to Emma Watson, we know now the equivalent of burning an American flag during a film premiere.

During a recent interview with MTV about her upcoming film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Emma Watson all but came out and said she hates everything about America. I’m honestly surprised she didn’t print out a copy of the constitution and rip it up to make a point.

“The Olive Garden. I was very confused about the Olive Garden,” Watson admitted during “MTV First: The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” “I did not know. I had no idea if it was a restaurant or what.”

“Or what?” What the hell is that supposed to mean? She’s too good to dine out at one of America’s top Italian restaurants. Oh I’m sorry, is a chain restaurant chock-full of chefs trained in Tuscany not good enough for the already-aging Harry Potter actress?

What’s next? Red Lobster doesn’t have enough combo-shrimp options for her? Ruby Tuesdays has too many options at their salad bar?

I mean, it’s one thing to come to our country, steal our film roles and make everyone fall in love with you. But it’s a whole other story when you start criticizing our most beloved restaurants.

Please Emma, tell me the London equivalent to TGI Fridays? Oh, what? You can’t? Is that because fried macaroni and cheese bites haven’t made their way across the pond yet? That’s what I thought Emma.

If she really thinks that she can come to our shores, spit on Lady Liberty and get away with it, well she has another thing coming — and it’s called unlimited democracy. It goes great with soup, salad and breadsticks.

Even when you have to wait awhile for the waitress to notice that your goddamn soup bowl needs refilling.

(Photo: PacificCoastNews.com)

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  • Jon

    what was the point of this article?

    • Jenni

      Like I’m going to give it away that easily! That’s going to be revealed in part 11. This is a 16 part series on Emma Watson and her feelings toward American chain restaurants. Stay tuned!

  • Sarah

    The London equivalent of TGI Friday’s is …TGI Friday’s.

    • Jenni

      As if they’re as thankful for Fridays over there in the same way we are here. I’d like to see how many “is it Friday” statuses are on their newsfeeds on Monday morning.

  • Kay

    Haha… I’m English and I like this article! It made me smile… But we really do love Fridays I promise (the restaurant and the day, especially the day)

    • Jenni

      This changes everything I thought about your country. In a good way!

  • lizzy

    UK Food Is Voted The Worst By US And Australia In Survey:
    “People from the US and Australia, as well as Norway, voted the UK as having the worst local food, the poll by Hotels.com found.
    In contrast, Britons voted the US as the best for family dining, the best for value and the best for street food.”
    Ha, so there Miss fancy-pants Emma!

    • Jenni

      Wow! Is that too much info to tattoo on my forehead??

    • lizzy

      Let’s see..how about : UKFIVTWBUSAAIS -then you can be like those license plates nobody can figure out – plus, it’s a great conversation starter.

    • Jenni

      Could this be THE pick-up line I’ve been waiting for all my life

    • lizzy

      It would work! Though perhaps use Crayola washable markers….

  • Tiffany

    You’re very passionate about the Olive Garden lol.

    • Jenni

      Was passion not created for restaurants just like the Olive Garden?

  • Sara Sweeper D.

    LOL….well, from what I have heard about English food (is she from England?), it is very bland and terrible except for the pub food like bangers and mash. :)

  • Emily

    And the London equivalent of the Olive Garden is Pizza Express…but, you know, with more pizza.
    Though I never have found it particularly express.

  • Pat

    Kind of surprised she didn’t know what it was. She went to Brown University for a year. Did they never leave campus?

  • http://twitter.com/hartm87 Melanie Hartke

    This article is ridiculous. She’s intitled to her own opinions. You’re totally taking this the wrong way. There was nothing in her comment about hating the US or it’s food.. food for pete sake! Who cares anyway? I don’t like Olive Garden and I’m an American. She was quoted a while back, saying that the US is one of her favorite countries to visit. Get off your high horse!

    • Jenni

      But I just bought a new saddle!

  • Cristina

    I’m pretty sure she meant she didn’t know what it was after hearing the name….duh. If you think about it, Olive Garden could be a number of things, it doesn’t exactly scream out restaurant. That’s just your typical negative American (yes, I’m American) that is so quick to judge and rips everyone and everything apart looking for flaws to criticize. Below you replied, “This changes eveything I thought about your country, in a good way.” Is that because based off of Emma’s statement about Olive Garden you decided you didn’t like her country?

    • Jenni

      Um, I didn’t like her country before this Olive Garden quote. Sorry I’m not sorry for still being bitter about the sugar act.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sloane.sanders Sloane Michelle Sanders

      Technically, her “country” is France, since that is where she was born…jus’ sayin’ lol

  • rose

    It’s just sad to see celebrities like this lose touch with reality so quickly, i really had high hopes for Emma but not after this. I don’t buy her coy “i didn’t know if the Olive Garden was a restaurant”. She owns a TV right? You cant escape those tasty and easy on the wallet commercials. Even if she was in the other room most would come running at the promise of ENDLESS soup, salad and bread sticks… but lets be honest she would only care for the first 2 options, however from this interview she clearly cares about nothing but herself. She should be questioning Chuck E Cheese not Olive Garden, I mean i still don’t know if Chuck E Cheese is a restaurant or just a place where parents take their kids to catch chicken pox in the ball pit.

  • Nancy

    Jenni, bravo on another funny article! And an extra tip of my hat for your great responses to readers’ comments!

    • Jenni

      It’s hard to type up here on my (American born’n'bred) horse, but I think it’s worth it.

  • Googleyourshit

    She’s a foreign person. What do you expect? Shut the hell up. You sound like the girl from Fifty Shade of Grey.

  • red4

    Olive Garden’s chefs are trained in Tuscany? I’m calling bullshit on that. Olive Garden’s food tastes like shit. I ate there once, and have never contemplated returning. I am American, born and raised, by the way.

  • grow up

    hohoho
    did Emma touch your American ego? I’m american and can say she has all the right in telling she’s ignorant about some things we grew up with and she didn’t! you can’t expect a foreigner to understand what ‘olive garden’ means! and even if there are ads on tv, who ever pays attention to ads? not a foreigner who comes to america to study and work on a movie!

  • Oliver

    Lol, I can’t help but thinking “racist” XD You clearly do not like foreigners :p

  • who are you

    I’m pretty sure this is a joke article … why are people taking this seriously? I didn’t know what Olive Garden was until I was in like, 6th grade. That’s after 12 years of living in the U.S. This is definitely satire — a quote explaining confusion on Olive Garden is not “all but coming out and saying she hates everything about America.” To author: funny! To some of the commenters on here: get a life!

  • Moi

    You are either very stupid or you are joking. She obviously said that in the sense where she didn’t understand the name of the place. For someone hearing the name Olive Garden without someone explaining to them what it is, they could think it is something else other than a restaurant. I mean the name does not ecxatly allude to a restaurant. It is name Olive GARDEN after all. Seriously, I suggest you try to give a little more thought to what you say and avoid looking so dumb.