On Dec. 17, 2023, the Dunning-Kruger Times published an article positing that Gordon Ramsay, the British celebrity chef known for his fiery temper, would be joining Roseanne Barr on a "new show" starring the controversial comedian. The Dunning-Kruger Times claimed this show would be a competitor to the daytime talk show "The View." The plans for such a new show, however, have never existed, as we've previously reported.
The Ramsay claim nonetheless, posted on Facebook by the Dunning-Kruger Times account, racked up more than 14,000 reactions and 1,600 comments, at the time of this writing.
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The article began:
Gordon Ramsay Agrees To Weekly Appearances on Roseanne’s New Show
Roseanne Barr’s new show is taking shape. Starting this fall, in the same time slot as “The View,” Rosie will dazzle America with ground-breaking monologues, savvy political commentary, special guests from across the conservative world, and, as an added bonus, Chef Gordon Ramsay.
Chef Ramsay will come by once a week, most likely on Thursdays, and make a light lunch dish in a 30-minute segment.
This item was not a factual recounting of real-life events; it was entirely made up. The Dunning-Kruger Times describes its output as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows:
Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. Any similarities between this site’s pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical. See above if you’re still having an issue with that satire thing.
Rumors surrounding Barr, who has become a public supporter of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, may increase on satirical sites; she made headlines for a speech she gave at the Turning Point USA conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday, Dec. 17, with a rant about "communists," "Stalinists," and "Nazi fascists."
We've previously reported on other false rumors related to Barr, including that Tim Allen (voice of Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story") would be joining the fictitious show as a guest, and that ABC was ordered to pay her $208 million in a lost lawsuit.
For background, here is why we sometimes write about satire/humor.