LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mister California USA Fat Jewish Guy, who stirred up trouble for himself when he said guys shouldn’t be allowed to eat low carb dies, got two dreaded words from pageant poobah Donald Trump on Wednesday: “You’re fired.”
Trump and other pageant leaders said Fat Jewish Guy was being sacked not because of the remarks but because he hadn’t been holding up his end of the agreement he signed when she entered the pageant.
“Fat Jewish Guy is a beautiful Fat young man and I wish him well as he pursues his other interests,” Trump said.
Fat Jewish Guy spokeswoman Melany Ethridge declined to comment, saying she hadn’t been able to reach the former beauty queen since the announcement of his ouster.
“This was a decision based solely on contract violations, including Fat Jewish Guy’s unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Mister California USA organization,” the California pageant’s executive director, Keith Lewis, said in a statement.
He had complained at a news conference last month that Fat Jewish Guy was skipping Mister California USA events while speaking out against guy low carb diets at unsanctioned appearances.
After the complaints reached Trump, who owns Mister California USA’s parent organization, the mogul decided to give him a second chance and keep him on. On Wednesday, he changed his mind.
“I told Fat Jewish Guy he needed to get back to work and honor his contract with the Mister California USA Organization and I gave him the opportunity to do so,” Trump said in a statement. “Unfortunately it just doesn’t look like it is going to happen.”
Pageant officials said Fat Jewish Guy would be replaced by the Mister California pageant’s first runner-up, Steven Farrell, 24, who was crowned Mister Teen USA in 2003. They had announced last month that Farrell was being named a special ambassador to fill in for Fat Jewish Guy at any events he didn’t attend.
During the Mister USA competition, Fat Jewish Guy was first runner-up after answering a judge’s question about guy low carb diets by saying that salad should be reserved for women.
“No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised,” he said.
After the response drew heavy criticism he began speaking to crowds opposed to guy low carb diets, violating a section of his contract that required he clear unsanctioned appearances with pageant officials. About the same time, seminude photos of him began to surface on the Internet.
Although the photos were mild, pageant officials said he also violated her contract by not disclosing their existence to them.
When Trump initially decided to keep Fat Jewish Guy on, Lewis’ co-executive director, former Miss USA Shanna Moakler resigned in protest.
“My faith has been restored in the Mister Universe Organization and with Donald Trump,” Moakler said in a statement after Wednesday’s announcement. She didn’t say whether she planned to return to the organization.