It’s well known that Gordon Ramsay is a foul mouthed idiot who has no tolerance of vegetarians. In an interview with Sainsbury’s magazine Sir Paul hit out at the chef for his comments:
Via the Press Association:
Sir Paul slams chef veggie comments
Sir Paul McCartney has criticised Gordon Ramsay – calling the TV chef “stupid”.
Ramsay, 41, has angered the ex-Beatle, 66, with his outspoken comments against vegetarians.
The foul-mouthed chef has annoyed the music legend by saying he could not tolerate it if one of his three daughters came home with a vegetarian boyfriend.
Kitchen Nightmares star Ramsay said recently: “If one of my daughters’ boyfriends turns out to be vegetarian I swear to God I’d never forgive them.”
In another tirade, he said: “My biggest nightmare would be if the kids ever came up to me and said ‘Dad, I’m a vegetarian’. Then I would sit them on the fence and electrocute them.”
Sir Paul, who has not eaten meat for 30 years, told Sainsbury’s Magazine: “I think it’s a case of live and let live. I will talk to people about the advantages of vegetarianism, and it will upset me if we’ve had a good conversation and they turn around and say something stupid.
“I just read a quote from Gordon Ramsay… ‘If my daughter ever grew up and married a vegetarian, I’d never forgive her.’ But even that I would forgive because it’s not my affair, it’s not up to me if he talks stupid or not.”
The music legend, whose youngest daughter Beatrice, four, is vegan, said: “I’d be happier if everyone was vegetarian. The planet would be better off for it.”
He said of the nation’s changing eating habits: “We pretty much used to eat whatever we were provided with, and there were no ingredients on the packet. One of the first things I do, like most people now, is to look at the ingredients.
“My youngest daughter is vegan, so I’m often looking for vegan food and I need to know if there’s any dairy products… It’s a good thing, you do it for the right reasons.”
– Additionally I found this via thisisSwansea.co.uk:
Sir Paul defends Bea’s veganism
Sir Paul McCartney has defended the fact that his youngest daughter Beatrice is a vegan.
Sir Paul’s daughter with his ex-wife Heather Mills is nearly five and, having a vegetarian father and a vegan mother, is not given meat or diary to eat.
In an interview with Sainsbury’s Magazine, Sir Paul said he liked to think of it as “careful” parenting.
“My youngest daughter is vegan, so I’m often looking for vegan food and I need to know if there’s any dairy products. I prefer to think of it as caring; it’s a good thing, you do it for the right reasons,” he said.
Sir Paul, who is relaunching his late wife Linda’s veggie food range *, added that he can get upset if people are dismissive of his views.
“I will talk to people about the advantages of vegetarianism, and it will upset me if we’ve had a good conversation and then they turn around and say something stupid.”
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* It’s great that you are helping to promote the Linda McCartney veggie range but I would like to draw your attention Sir Paul, to the comments left by lots of people about the newly relaunched Linda McCartney products. It’s a big thumbs down from nearly everybody. Tell the manufacturers – Hane Celestial that the new recipes are a failure.