August 11th, 2011
07:55 AM ET
Even celebrity-run establishments aren’t safe in the midst of the British riots. “Food Revolution” host Jamie Oliver's Birmingham restaurant, Jamie’s Italian, was vandalized Tuesday, reports Us Weekly.
"Sadly, my restaurant in Birmingham got smashed up windows all gone whole area closed can't open," Oliver, 36, tweeted to his 1.4 million followers. "Staff and customers all safe!"
Luckily, just nine hours later, Oliver posted that the place "got fixed up quick. Sad for many of the other shop owners, especially the small family run businesses in this climate."
The chef and father of four owns another establishment in the area, a cooking school in Clapham Junction that was left untouched by looters and rioters. "My cookery school was in the thick of Clapham riot, but it seems they're not interested in reading or cooking," the chef updated.
"So sad to see whats happening in UK with these riots! All gone mad! Time to get our country back now. We need to come down hard on these idiots," Oliver commented. "My love and thoughts go out to everyone affected by these riots, and all the people I work with who are in the thick of it. Be safe."
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