Luke Gatti, the UConn student whose drunken rant about recently being refused mac and cheese at his college food court, went viral, with over three million YouTube views, has issued a video apologizing for the incident. The new YouTube video concludes with a request that all mac and cheese donations offered by viewers of his tirade be routed to local food banks.
By now, even if you haven't seen Luke Gatti, the UConn student who earned the dubious distinction of "drunken mac 'n' cheese bro," chances are you've heard of him. That's because his lengthy and irrational tantrum objecting to school food court workers' refusal to serve him mac and cheese went viral last week in a video that swept the nation.
The rant, which is simultaneously entertaining and disturbing, was precipitated by the food court manager's understandable refusal to serve him his much-desired mac and cheese with bacon and jalapenos due to his flagrant possession of an open beer bottle. Eventually, after cursing out and then pushing the manager several times and fighting with another employee, Gatti is ultimately seen being tackled by cops and arrested in his bro-rific outfit of sweats, socks and Adidas slides, which keep slipping off during the scuffle.
Fast-forward to the present, where a new video starring "mac and cheese bro" is now making the rounds, featuring a decidedly calmer and contrite Gatti issuing an apology for the incident on his YouTube account. Gatti, whose own video tastes run the gamut from the "BroScienceLife" channel to a meeting of legendary comediennes Lucille Ball and Joan Rivers, seems sincere and is remarkably poised and comfortable speaking into the camera.
"At the time, I was, to say the least, very intoxicated," begins Gatti, stating the obvious. "When I watched the video a few days later, I couldn't believe it was me in it. I was watching it thinking like, 'Oh my God, this isn't what I'm all about. I don't treat people this way.' I really am ashamed of myself."
Gatti apologizes to the food court workers, the UConn student body and his family and friends for embarrassing and disappointing them. He continues by admitting to having "problems," which he claims he is addressing after this "serious wake-up call." Gatti concludes by requesting that all donations of mac and cheese offered to Luke by viewers of his viral rant be redirected to the local food banks of those who offered. While we suspect those contributions were merely tongue-in-cheek, it looks as if Gatti will have to search for his favorite delicacy back home in Long Island, N.Y. for the indefinite future, as reports indicate he may have been suspended or expelled from UConn due to the incident.