'Page Six' Dines On Exotic Foot In Mouth

Today's Page Six has a nice little piece on Observer film critic Rex Reed, who famously offended just about everyone with his review of the Korean action flick Oldboy, in which he wrote, "What else can you expect from a nation weaned on kimchi, a mixture of raw garlic and cabbage buried underground until it rots, dug up from the grave and then served in earthenware pots?" P6 then goes on to list more internationally offensive comments from Reed, (barely) citing this piece from the Village Voice as their primary source.

What the Sixers' "exposé" doesn't mention — or, more likely, what they don't realize — is that the Voice piece was a joke. You know, like a parody? A funny-ha-ha! Aside from the initial kimchi comment, Rex Reed never made any of the comments listed in the Voice. But don't tell Page Six, okay? They've got three more inches of space to fill with reporting!

We know: Fact-checking to see if Reed actually likened chicken katsudon to a gang-bang of poultry seems like a simple thing to do, but what do you expect from a paper responsible for eating stomach-turning cuisines like crow?

Critic Blames Cooks [Page Six]
Rex Is Comedy [VV]