When you think ofGuy Fieri, the first image that probably comes to mind is a guy with blond, spiked hair wearing a shirt with flames on it. Fieriknowsthat you picture him this way and he ― surprise, surprise ― hates it.
On a recent episode of The Sporkful podcast, the restaurateur and Food Network starunleashedon the infamous flame shirt with which he’s endlessly associated.
“There’s a picture of me in a flame shirt that everybody loves. I get that picture sent to me when we do fan mail ― it’s the picture they send more than anything,” he said. “And I think people want to love the shirt... ’cause I hate the shirt.”
Fieri explained that he wore that shirt early in his career and doesn’t know much else about it.
“We’d opened a barbecue restaurant—and this was way before even the Food Network—we’d opened a barbecue restaurant, and that was one of the shirts that we had,” he revealed. “I don’t know where we got the shirt or what happened.GoddamnI hate that shirt.”
Below is the shirt in question, in one of the many Fieri memes that exist on the internet:
Your meme evolved into a Guy Fieri memepic.twitter.com/vXsFFUUvCS— Tyler🐝 (@bigreds95) August 1, 2017
this is signed by guy fieri if anyone wants to make a meme out of itpic.twitter.com/SK2JINijiV— Jenna Dyer (@jennadyerr) August 19, 2017
Though he can’t erase that shirt from everyone’s memory, the Food Network star did his best to clear up people’s impressions of him on the podcast.
“Yes, I work hard and yes, I love my cars and yes, I love to go to football games and I love rock concerts and I love anything crazy, except jumping out of airplanes,” Fieri said. “I love all that stuff, but people are gonna say what they’re gonna say, [like] ‘Oh I bet everything’s flamed at his house.’”
He added, ”[My life is] a lot more mellow and it’s a lot more simplistic than I think everybody believes. I think everybody thinks that I live on a yacht that shoots off rockets.”
Fieri isn’t wrong, but at least now we can scratch that theory off our list.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.