When Rachael Ray was mistaken for the “Becky with the good hair” from Beyoncé’s Lemonade album, she could as nicely have been comforting with an ice chilly glass of the consume —because the jokes did not hassle her one particular little bit.
“I imagined that was hilarious,” the chef advised Yahoo! Music of the drama that ensued in 2016. “I guess I seemed at that as the most final backward compliment — just the concept that any individual would consider that I groove in a universe the place I get to dangle out with JAY-Z or Beyoncé or all that. To me it was like, ‘People consider I’m amazing ample to go to areas the place any of this would take place?’ It was so amusing to me.”
Ray was the subject matter of some social media badgering soon after the Beyhive combined her up with Rachel Roy. The style designer was imagined to be the girl at the middle of the JAY-Z cheating rumors—though she denied the statements in an exceptional assertion to Folks soon soon after the speculation sky-rocketed. Because Ray and Roy’s names are so comparable, Beyoncé’s followers rapidly began flooding equally of their accounts with lemon emojis and damaging remarks.
Through it all, Ray advised Yahoo! that she remained calm—a talent she’s realized soon after many years of fielding her truthful share of haters.
“When a bizarre anomaly will come together like the Lemonade thing, I guess I’m weirdly ready for it,” she mentioned. “[The hate] does not hassle me any more. It employed to harm my inner thoughts. I employed to go residence and say, ‘Wow, possibly they are appropriate. Maybe I ought to really come to feel poor about myself.’”
It’s a sentiment she just lately echoed on Rebecca Jarvis’ No Limits podcast. “Whether you get preferred or not […] I have never ever truly cared about that,” she mentioned. “I adore me at the stop of the working day simply because I did an truthful day’s perform and I have acquired a strong family members and I got my pitbull and I acquired a sweet partner. I’m excellent. I have never ever been a particular person who compensated consideration to ‘I loathe Rachael Ray’, or ‘this particular person mentioned this’…I really don’t treatment.”
“I’ve often liked Tony Bourdain. I consider he’s amazing as hell,” she mentioned. “I’ve go through every little thing he’s composed. Which is type of bizarre, simply because he did not for many years treatment for me too considerably at all.”