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

Fri, April 1, 2011 12:30pm EDT 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.”