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PETA issue scathing response to Gordon Ramsay lamb video

02/08/2022

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Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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Gordon Ramsay has come under fire from animal activists, PETA, after he shared a TikTok in which he appeared to pick a lamb ‘to eat’.

The TV chef, 55, famed for fronting shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, got the internet in a spin recently as he shared a clip of himself approaching a pen of lambs and saying: “I’m going to eat you! Yummy yum yum.”

Gordon then climbs into the pen and says “oven time!,” as the lambs scurry away.

And now PETA has responded to the video, in a rather… errr… passionate, statement.

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The Lamb sauce was still not found in the making of this video…..

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“Gordon Ramsay is a callous man who makes a fool of himself: intimidating gentle lambs is loutish, not amusing,” Elisa Allen, PETA UK’s vice president of programmes, told LADBible. 

“What would be funny is if his children went vegan and disowned him – much in the way Elon Musk’s daughter disowned her father.

“Those lambs are just babies who want little from life but the chance to live it and not end up in this moron’s – or anyone else’s – mouth.”

Whilst the statement is definitely bold (and many might say calling for his kids to disown him is a little too far), there are plenty more individuals who felt uncomfortable about the Masterchef star’s mocking, too.

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Gordon Ramsay joked he was picking a lamb to ‘eat’ (Credit: TikTok/ Gordon Ramsay)

“This is quite morbid,” wrote one in response to the video.

As another penned: “I’m not vegetarian but this is demented! Who taunts [their] food…”

“I’m not vegan but this makes me really sad,” concurred somebody else.

Others thought the chef should be cut some slack, though.

“Everyone in the comments not realising where their lamb comes from,” commented one.

As another wrote: “How do people think meat gets to the store? lol trust me I love animals. but it’s funny (sic)”.

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PETA has released a scathing statement (Credit: Alamy)

“The lamb sauce was still not found in the making of this video…” Gordon wrote in the caption of the video.

The comment was referencing a 2006 episode of Hell’s Kitchen in which he shouts: “Where is the lamb sauce?”.

Whilst Gordon has not responded to the backlash he’s received, or PETA’s statement, a comment on the clip, posted by his account, does assure followers: “No animals were cooked in the making of this video”.

Twisted has contacted Gordon’s team for comment.

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