RAMSAY TAUNTS VEGANS ON TWITTER AGAIN
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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.
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.”
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.”
Ramsay had plenty of support however, with one user telling him “Absolute ripper of a response. I'm a member of this PETA too then!” while another showed off a special t-shirt.
Ramsay caused similar controversy back in 2016 when he was asked, on Twitter, if he had any allergies. His response? “Vegans," though he later corrected it to simply "Vegetarians."
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