This annoyance isn’t worthy of a pitting, so I will put it here as it involves TV personalities and cooking.
Lately there have been a number of cooking shows featuring chefs competing against each other for cash and recognition. At least two shows (Chopped and Top Chef) have had contestants who had lip rings, and when they get nervous or stressed, they start fiddling with, or sucking on, their piercings.
I don’t like lip piercings in general, but if that’s your thing, go for it. But if you are appearing on a TV show, especially a cooking show, it is just gross to watch some nervous hipster chef start fingering, pulling, twiddling and touching a lip ring with the same hands you are preparing food with. Even sucking on it creeps me out.
Is the urge to touch those things so irresistible you can’t restrain yourself even when you are being scrutinized by millions of people? It’s a cooking show, and the image of you twiddling a healed wound is ruining my appetite for your food.
It’s creepy and gross, so knock it off!!