'I’d kill them all': TV chef causes outrage with views on vegans
Published 22/08/2016 | 19:24
An Italian TV chef has caused outrage by describing veganism as a ‘sect’ and stating ‘I would kill them all.’
High-profile chef, Gianfranco Vissani, made the comments on the La7 network.
He said: “Vegans? They’re like the members of a sect. They’re like Jehovah’s Witnesses. I’d kill them all.”
He was urged by his co-chef to "stop saying stupid things."
Although the comments were made as a joke, the response on social media was largely negative with many commenting on the lack of taste from such a renowned chef.
This is not the first time celebrity cooks clashed with vegans, with American chef Anthony Bourdain once writing: “Vegans are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn. To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.”