Gordon Ramsay says he’s allergic to vegans
When Gordon Ramsay isn’t yelling on television, he’s quietly insulting vegans on twitters.
Ad Week shared a recent twitter Q+A conversation, where Ramsay was asked what he was allergic to. He promptly responded, “vegans.” This, of course, sparked a full on twitter war. Passionate vegans everywhere took this as an attack (whether or not that was the intention), and attacked back.
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) February 22, 2016
I’d like to pose a question to everyone who thinks vegans are sensitive, or easily agitated, and should have taken this as a joke. What if instead of being allergic to vegans, he had answered Jews? Likely, no one would have told a Jewish tweeter who responded to get over themselves. Insulting someone’s belief system shouldn’t be tolerated, whatever those beliefs are. Did Ramsay say it to hurt people? Probably not. But did it? Evidently.
One response to the whole situation that I love comes from Youtubber Vegan Gains. He points out that we shouldn’t just be upset by his ignorance, but at the hypocrisy of some of his other vegan social media endeavours. Watch his video below, where he shares Ramsay’s experience learning about pig farms. It’s not necessarily that this tweet came from truly hating vegans, but instead was a defence to his own conflict with understanding but still supporting a violent industry. After all, his job relies on it.
What do you think about Gordon Ramsay’s “allergy?”