After garnering much praise after shedding a huge chunk of weight and getting back in shape, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is trending on social media yet again albeit completely different reason. Responding to a fan’s request, which asked him to judge a dish they’d made, Ramsay relied on his burn-with-your-tweet tactics and it did not go down too well with a lot of people.
“I’m a member of PETA! People eating tasty animals……,” the chef tweeted replying to an image of a vegan lasagna posted by a tweeter.
I’m a member of PETA ! People eating tasty animals…… https://t.co/t9xCuVWDtq
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) February 2, 2018
While the Hell’s Kitchen host meant it as a joke, PETA (which actually stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) took it upon itself to correct Ramsay’s behavior. The replied on the chef’s thread pointing out that they’d “heard that old line before” and that Ramsay too might in the future become a PETA member. Further, referring to the chef’s popular show, the organization’s Twitter handle also added that a “real ‘hell’s kitchen’ is full of corpses & secretions from artificially inseminated, castrated, & routinely abused animals.”
A real "hell's kitchen" is full of corpses & secretions from artificially inseminated, castrated, & routinely abused animals. As Paul McCartney said, "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be #vegetarian."
— PETA (@peta) February 2, 2018
PETA’s moral policing sparked off a debate on Twitter with one half supporting Ramsay’s right to eat and tweet whatever he wanted and the rest propagating the pros of going vegan. Take a look.
As a professional, Ramsey should not mock or shame those of us who make a choice to not eat meat. Our reasons for doing so are as varied as the reasons you chose to eat meat. His comment was immature and unprofessional. Just say nothing.
— Angela Sepsis (@evangalia_ps) February 7, 2018
Now, we’re all for the safety and well-being of animals, do we really need such moral policing at every step of the way? Or should we simply abide by the “live and let live” motto? Let us know what you think in the comments below.