Gordon Ramsay has sparked furious debate after mocking vegans in a tweet – and not for the first time.
Responding to a request to rate a user’s vegan lasagna – Ramsay has been rating people’s cooking on Twitter for months now – the British chef couldn’t resist a dig. “I’m a member of PETA! People eating tasty animals….” he wrote.
I’m a member of PETA ! People eating tasty animals…… https://t.co/t9xCuVWDtq
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) February 2, 2018
The tweet has since prompted 149,000 likes, 44,000 retweets and 1000 comments at time of writing, drawing both fury and praise. One user wrote: “You’re just a desperate individual intimidated by the rise of the #vegan movement. It’s the future, you should embrace it.” While another said “Alright. I love you but you hating on vegans is getting out of hand.”
— MaisyMooCow (@MaisyMooCow) February 3, 2018
Alright. I love you but you hating on vegans is getting out of hand.
— Joysie-38days (@HDYlvisHough) February 2, 2018
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in case you were unaware) also got in on the discussion, writing: “Oh, dear, Gordon. We’ve heard that old line before. While you’re spending time mocking the future #vegan we’re betting you one day become, most chefs are exploring healthy, animal- & environment-friendly #PlantBased dishes … A real ‘hell’s kitchen’ is full of corpses and secretions from artificially inseminated, castrated, and routinely abused animals.”