Piers Morgan devours steak in front of vegan activist

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By Asiya Ali

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Piers Morgan proudly ate a steak in front of a "pasty-faced" vegan activist in defiance against the plant-based diet movement.

During an episode on his TV show, Piers Morgan Uncensored, the controversial 58-year-old host was discussing the protests made by Animal Rebellion - a plant-based justice movement - at Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et steakhouse.

For further context, last December, the activist group protested against the Turkish butcher - whose real name is Nusret Gökçe - as his menu included a "golden tomahawk" steak encrusted in 24-carat gold leaf, which costs up to $1,800.

The no-nonsense host invited the vegan organization's spokesperson Nathan McGovern and celebrity chef Aldo Zilli onto the show to discuss the meaning behind the demonstrations.

Check out the bizarre moment below:

As soon as the interview started, in typical Morgan fashion, the host said to the activist McGovern: "I don't like vegans very much... I think you all look pretty pasty-faced and unhealthy to me."

He then continued by stating: "What I don't do is I don't go running into vegan restaurants and start screaming abuse at you all and have to be pulled out by people because you're ruining everyone's fun."

McGovern was very calm as he told the TV host that he's started with an "absolute blinder" before going on to debate precision fermentation - which the activist describes is capable of producing animal protein using a "fraction of the land" and "carbon footprint".

However, the Talk TV presenter stood firmly by his comments and interjected: "But I like eating meat," before asking McGovern if he is a "committed" vegan and drinks "almond milk".

The spokesperson then replied that he doesn't because he loves "seasonal British fruit and veg," adding: "You know, I love supporting British farmers. I love going to the farmer's market, seeing what they have to offer."

Clearly uninterested, Morgan turned his attention to Chef Zilli to ask about his opinion on the protests against the flashy meat.

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The outside of Nusr-Et steak restaurant in London, England. Credit: Leon Neal / Getty

The chef declared that he "opened one of the first vegetarian restaurants in London's Soho" so he doesn't have any issues with "vegan, veganism and vegetarian people". However, he doesn't understand the Animal Rebellion protests saying that they "disrupt" the food industry.

Morgan and Zilli then teamed up to challenge McGovern and ask him why vegan protest groups chose to target public places such as museums and restaurants.

The controversial host then asserted: "None of you make me want to change my mind. I just think one annoying little squits - honestly, I do," and decided to bring out a steak dinner and delightfully devour it in front of guests - generating laughter from everyone.

"Here's my point. I love eating steak. I'm not going to stop eating steak," he said. "And the very last thing on earth that will stop me eating steak is people like you with your pasty faces running into our restaurants and telling us to stop eating steak," he added before McGovern responded: "And that's absolutely fine."

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Credit: Jeff Spicer / Getty

The host then asked the vegan activist about his views on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry using private planes, to which McGovern exclaimed that he was not shocked that Morgan brought the royal couple up.

After more debates, Morgan made another point, telling his guests: "If you want to win an argument, you just can't be annoying all the time."

Sounds like he could take his own advice then...

Featured image credit: Karwai Tang / Getty

Piers Morgan devours steak in front of vegan activist

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Piers Morgan proudly ate a steak in front of a "pasty-faced" vegan activist in defiance against the plant-based diet movement.

During an episode on his TV show, Piers Morgan Uncensored, the controversial 58-year-old host was discussing the protests made by Animal Rebellion - a plant-based justice movement - at Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et steakhouse.

For further context, last December, the activist group protested against the Turkish butcher - whose real name is Nusret Gökçe - as his menu included a "golden tomahawk" steak encrusted in 24-carat gold leaf, which costs up to $1,800.

The no-nonsense host invited the vegan organization's spokesperson Nathan McGovern and celebrity chef Aldo Zilli onto the show to discuss the meaning behind the demonstrations.

Check out the bizarre moment below:

As soon as the interview started, in typical Morgan fashion, the host said to the activist McGovern: "I don't like vegans very much... I think you all look pretty pasty-faced and unhealthy to me."

He then continued by stating: "What I don't do is I don't go running into vegan restaurants and start screaming abuse at you all and have to be pulled out by people because you're ruining everyone's fun."

McGovern was very calm as he told the TV host that he's started with an "absolute blinder" before going on to debate precision fermentation - which the activist describes is capable of producing animal protein using a "fraction of the land" and "carbon footprint".

However, the Talk TV presenter stood firmly by his comments and interjected: "But I like eating meat," before asking McGovern if he is a "committed" vegan and drinks "almond milk".

The spokesperson then replied that he doesn't because he loves "seasonal British fruit and veg," adding: "You know, I love supporting British farmers. I love going to the farmer's market, seeing what they have to offer."

Clearly uninterested, Morgan turned his attention to Chef Zilli to ask about his opinion on the protests against the flashy meat.

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The outside of Nusr-Et steak restaurant in London, England. Credit: Leon Neal / Getty

The chef declared that he "opened one of the first vegetarian restaurants in London's Soho" so he doesn't have any issues with "vegan, veganism and vegetarian people". However, he doesn't understand the Animal Rebellion protests saying that they "disrupt" the food industry.

Morgan and Zilli then teamed up to challenge McGovern and ask him why vegan protest groups chose to target public places such as museums and restaurants.

The controversial host then asserted: "None of you make me want to change my mind. I just think one annoying little squits - honestly, I do," and decided to bring out a steak dinner and delightfully devour it in front of guests - generating laughter from everyone.

"Here's my point. I love eating steak. I'm not going to stop eating steak," he said. "And the very last thing on earth that will stop me eating steak is people like you with your pasty faces running into our restaurants and telling us to stop eating steak," he added before McGovern responded: "And that's absolutely fine."

wp-image-1263229158 size-full
Credit: Jeff Spicer / Getty

The host then asked the vegan activist about his views on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry using private planes, to which McGovern exclaimed that he was not shocked that Morgan brought the royal couple up.

After more debates, Morgan made another point, telling his guests: "If you want to win an argument, you just can't be annoying all the time."

Sounds like he could take his own advice then...

Featured image credit: Karwai Tang / Getty