Gordon Ramsay is currently defending himself after outrage over his comments about how guinea pigs are "delicious" to eat.
At the time, he was filming his new series Gordon Ramsay: Unchartered when he visited Peru and ate an entire plate of guinea pigs. Even more interestingly, the guinea pigs had been cooked in a variety of ways, some closer to raw than the others.
"You do not know what you're missing. I am telling you now, delicious,"
One person on Twitter said:
I realize people eat different things all over the world, they have to due to region, economics, etc. But being a guinea pig owner and lover I can’t watch Gordon Ramsey’s new show. 😢 those poor sweet pigs.— Sabrina Zombie (@NumbZombieMom) July 22, 2019
My mother left the room after she saw the guinea pigs #uncharted— SanityBroken (@Sanity8roken) July 22, 2019
Ramsay has never been a person to avoid controversy, so he decided to add his point of view:
People are going to freak out over someone eating a Guinea pig, saying 'how could anyone eat something so innocent and adorable?'. A smart man once said " If it looks good, eat it" - @andrewzimmern— 1̶̛͖̥͐̉̈́̋̎͋̈͋̇̾̐͘͜͝͝0̴̣͈͖̜̭͎̩̰͖̾́̾̽̑̑̑͑̊̚̕4̸̇̑͋̈̔̈́ (@bryan_hamrick) July 24, 2019
And, like all Internet controversies, everyone chimed in to have their own say:
I loved this new show, Uncharted, can’t wait for next week. Adventure, travel, food, and Gordon cursing in the high altitudes 😂— Louise wood (@louisemewood) July 23, 2019
We got enough food in this world to go a full life without eating worms u know. Disgusting behaviour— Fred (@fredtpp) July 24, 2019
imma pass on the petco dinner.... pic.twitter.com/qBlvZpS3Un— Kenziee (@urfavcocopuff) July 24, 2019