- PETA slammed Gordon Ramsay’s recent TikTok video in which he pretends to pick a lamb for slaughter.
- The nonprofit said Ramsay’s five kids should go vegan and “disown him” over the controversial clip.
- In the video, Ramsay climbs into a lamb pen and says, “Yum. Which one’s going in the oven first?”
Gordon Ramsay’s recent TikTok video has made headlines, and now PETA is getting involved.
The animal-rights nonprofit is calling on Ramsay’s five children to “disown” him after the Michelin-starred chef posted a clip of himself pretending to pick a lamb for slaughter.
Representatives for Ramsay did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
“Gordon Ramsay is a callous man who makes a fool of himself,” PETA UK Vice President Elisa Allen said in a statement sent to Insider. “Intimidating gentle lambs is loutish, not amusing.”
“What would be funny is if his children went vegan and disowned him — much in the way Elon Musk’s daughter disowned her father,” Allen continued. “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.”
Ramsay also upset some of his followers with the 28-second clip, which has racked up more than 10 million views since he posted it on Thursday.
The video begins with Ramsay climbing onto the fence of a lamb pen.
“I’m going to eat you! Yummy, yum, yum,” Ramsay says in the clip. “Which one’s going in the oven first?”
Ramsay then points to a lamb, saying “You!” before he climbs into the pen and startles the lambs.
“Oven time,” he yells before the video comes to an end.
“The lamb sauce was still not found in the making of this video,” Ramsay wrote in the caption, referring to the famous “Hell’s Kitchen” episode in which he repeatedly asked, “Where’s the lamb sauce?”
Ramsay also noted in the caption that “no animals were cooked in the making of this video.”
But some of Ramsay’s followers were still dismayed, with one person writing: “I’m not even vegetarian but this is very sad.”
“Alright I think Gordon has finally lost it,” another added. “Someone do something before it’s too late.”
Ramsay once joked that he was “allergic to vegans” and that he’d never forgive his daughters if they had vegetarian boyfriends.
But the “MasterChef” star has changed his tune in recent years, even serving a vegan version of his most famous dish — a classic Beef Wellington — in one of his restaurants.