Gordon Ramsay Responds to Backlash About Banishing His Kids From First Class: "It's My Choice to Keep Them Real"

No way he's changing his tune.

Recently, Gordon Ramsay took major heat for making some pretty unrestrained comments about his parenting style, in particular when it comes to flying together on airplanes.

"They don’t sit with us in first class," Gordon said to The Telegraph about his kids. "They haven’t worked anywhere near hard enough to afford that. At that age, at that size, you’re telling me they need to sit in first class? No, they do not. We’re really strict on that."

Oh and yes, there were some stronger words, too: “I turn left with [my wife] Tana and they turn right and I say to the chief stewardess, ‘Make sure those little f*****s don’t come anywhere near us — I want to sleep on this plane. I worked my f***ing arse off to sit that close to the pilot!"

Well, plenty of feedback swirled around the story, with haters calling him a bad parent. (As haters are wont to do on the Internet.)

But he told Andy Cohen last night that he has zero regrets about those comments — and that decision (clip above).

"I gotta keep it real with the kids. And also I just think getting kids at the age of 5, 6, and 7 used to first class in those big seats — they don’t need the space," he said. (True stroy!)

As well, he continued, "They get entertainment on their iPads. I like to think of what you can do with the money when you land rather than paying out thousands of dollars for 8, 9, 10 years olds to sit in first class. I don’t want them sat there with a 10-course f***ing menu."

And he's totally unconcerned (unsurprisingly) about what people think about it. "No, I’m not embarrassed," he told Andy. "And secondly, it is my wife and [my] choice to discipline them and keep them real."

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