Update: Make-A-Wish Kid Turns Ina Garten Down!

Fri, April 1, 2011 12:30pm EST by 6 Comments

6-year-old cancer patient Enzo wanted to cook a meal with ‘The Barefoot Contessa’ and she couldn’t find the time. Ina tried to backtrack, but now little Enzo and his family are OVER IT!

Wow, Ina Garten has a real PR disaster on her hands! Last week it was revealed that the Make-A-Wish foundation offered to make a dream come true for adorable 6-year-old cancer patient Enzo Pereda. He asked to cook a meal with Food Network star, The Barefoot Contessa, adding that he loved to watch her show from his bed. Ina responded that she was just too busy. Then, realizing the public uproar that was happening, she tried to backtrack on Monday—calling Enzo’s family and offering for them to come to the Food Network for a cookout. But now the news has broken that Enzo’s family said NO! Wow.

“She was worried her initial reaction was hurting her business,” a source close to Ina tells Rob Shuter of PopEater. “Chefs think they are the new rock stars and no one has a higher opinion of themselves than Ina. She forgot long ago that it is the fans who make you who you are.” Ouch!

Enzo’s family decided to put an end to this nonsense and just move on from Ina. “I don’t want to put my son through all these emotions,” Enzo’s dad tells TMZ. “We’re better off just leaving everything the way it is.”

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Posted at 12:46 PM on April 9, 2011  

this is ridic. really?? don’t have enough time for someone else? especially someone who is sick and this would make their world? i never liked your show and so i’m glad i never wasted time watching it..narcissistic much? uh.

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Posted at 12:36 PM on April 3, 2011  

stupid cow, hope she gets cancelled!

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Posted at 12:21 AM on April 3, 2011  

this is utter bs
anyone with a sane mind would NOT turn down a sick kid
this makes me want too throw up
“yoour too buisyyyy” huh???!!
would you be too buisy if it was your own child?
this make-a-wish foundation is there for a reason….to help sick kids make their dreams come true
not to crush them
i hope that selfish cow’s show gets freaking cancelled shemakes me sick

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Posted at 11:30 PM on April 2, 2011  

gosh, thats terrible, that kid is sick with cancer and you ant make a little bit of time to cook with him… What a selfish… cant say the word

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Posted at 8:57 AM on April 2, 2011  

Ina Garten makes me want to puke!!!! I think I’m going to be “too busy” now to watch her show. I hope her reputation never recovers and that her show gets cancelled due to lack of interest.

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Posted at 12:55 PM on April 1, 2011  

Anyone who would refuse such a request from a sick child, must be selfish beyond belief and a miserable person in general.
Enzo and his family are better off without her.

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