Lady Gaga’s father, Joe Germanotta, posted a litany of tweets protesting the Department of Health inspector’s most recent visit to his New York City restaurant Joanne Trattoria.
The restaurant, which is named after Germanotta’s late sister, received 19 violation points—enough to bump its health rating from an A to a B. According to the Department of Health’s website, Joanne Trattoria also received three “critical violations” relating to the restaurant’s level of sanitation. The violations included “adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan” and “food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use.”
In his Twitter rampage, which includes more than 10 angry tweets, Germanotta blames New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, the health inspector herself, and a “bad potato in a bin with 40 good potatoes,” which was responsible for 7 of the 19 violation points and which, “when the inspector pointed it out we threw it away,” he wrote.
The restaurant currently has a “Grade Pending” posting.