Guy Fieri woke up at 2AM to the smell of thick smoke outside his Sonoma home. He and his wife packed up their truck with their dogs and evacuated as quickly as they could. Their house was spared from the horrific fires burning through Northern California, but the same couldn't be said for their neighbors just a couple blocks over in the small town of Santa Rosa.
Santa Rosa is Fieri's hometown.
via: GettyIt's where he grew up and started his restaurants. When so many people were in trouble there, he knew he had to help.
So he stopped what he was doing to set up shop temporarily in Sonoma. He gathered a team and used a mobile grill to serve meals to evacuees and volunteers.
Guy Fieri made nonstop BBQ for thousands of California fire victims and first responders: https://t.co/Hs35vfJxAx https://t.co/17luYKAJLh— VICE (@VICE)1508361303.0
But of course, people found a way to be angry at the Mayor of Flavortown for his good deeds.
via: TwitterThey said that it was insensitive that he used a BBQ to prepare his meals since people had just lost their homes in a wildfire. But wait, how do you prepare a ton of food on the fly without a BBQ? Is there some sort of toaster technology that we don't know about? Would they have preferred that Fieri cook each meal individually in thousands of tiny toaster ovens?
This guy suggested soup would be a better, less insensitive option.
via: TwitterPeople responded, saying that soup just wouldn't cut it for people doing physical labor all day. Is this guy just a troll, or does he really believe that Guy Fieri BBQing for needy people is rude?
Either way, he is a...
Sam White just about sums that up in this tweet.
Guy Fieri is doing more than y'all President. Seriously, what the fuck. https://t.co/Ci2yS0avys— Sam White (@Sam White)1508072002.0
Fieri released a statement that said,"This ordeal is far from over and the need is only growing."
Been a long 10 days since the fires started in my hometown & we've done a lot of good, but the need is still growing https://t.co/EBbr80kW3x— Guy Fieri (@Guy Fieri)1508352588.0