There’s major ~beef~ happening on TikTok.
Gordon Ramsay was recently called out for his love of meat by a well-known vegan TikToker — and in a viral video response, the celebrity chef addressed the drama by eating a beef burger on camera.
So, let’s rewind a bit here. Gordon has a ridiculously popular TikTok account, with nearly 20 million followers. As you’d probably expect, he uses it to showcase food.
Lots of that food — almost all of it — includes meat:
He has a particular fondness for reviewing other people’s weird meat videos:
And if he thinks you’re fucking up a steak, he’ll diss you by calling you a “donut”:
In her video, @ThatVeganTeacher sings an original song with the lyrics: “Eating animals is wrong, Gordon Ramsay / Hurting animals is wrong, Gordon Ramsay / And if you call me a ‘donut,’ that’s fine, as long as you’re vegan from now on.”
Well, Gordon just responded to her call-out video in what has quickly become one of his most viral TikToks of all time.
At the start of the video, Gordon watches @ThatVeganTeacher sing her song, as he chews on a piece of lettuce.
He proceeds to spit out the lettuce and call her a “vegan donut.” He then holds up a burger to the camera and starts eating it.
“Beef burgers were consumed while making this TikTok,” Ramsay captioned the video, which has amassed over 10 million likes and 45 million views so far.
He also uploaded the video to Instagram, noting: “It’s an honour a song was written about me…and now back to my beef burger.”
Gordon’s burger-eating video is proving quite controversial online. Lots of people are supporting the celebrity chef:
His daughter, Holly Anna Ramsay, had jokes:
Many commenters on both Instagram and TikTok felt like @ThatVeganTeacher was in the wrong, by “trying to force people to convert”:
In fact, even some self-described vegans and vegetarians are siding with Gordon on this:
But not everyone is celebrating Gordon’s clapback. Some people are downright pissed:
He’s been accused of “mocking the death of innocent beings” and “belittling the truth” with his video:
Others questioned whether @ThatVeganTeacher actually did anything wrong here:
And several users asked Gordon to consider the environmental impact of eating meat:
Well, no matter where you stand in the debate, this commenter pointed out an undeniable fact:
And this user summed up the whole drama quite nicely:
You can check out Gordon’s viral TikTok response below:
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