If you read our review of last week's Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted episode, you would know that I, personally, was not so keen on watching our guy Gord shoot and kill a poor goat. And as if turns out, the internet is pretty fired up over the incident, too.
It all goes down in rural New Zealand where Ramsay met up with local hunter Dan Russell to get some meat for his Māori feast. He reasoned with audiences, narrating that the animal is 'an invasive species and with no natural predators" that's also "caused untold damage to native vegetation." Russell also calls the goats a "real pest."
According to Gordon, hunting these kinds of invasive animals "may be one way for modern-day Kiwis to help redress the balance." With all that said, you'd think people might be slightly more forgiving. But, yeah, not so much.
"Just another thoughtless and cruel person, profiting from the fear, misery, suffering and murder of innocent animals," one user wrote. "i hate you and your uncharted show!!" another viewer, passionately, commented. "Passing through channels and saw you just shoot a goat!! You are the worst!"
Here are more reactions:
So you don't want to harm the trees here in NZ but you don't mind killing one of our wild goats! Get your morals sorted out.— Zaida (@Zaidamaynz) July 30, 2019
I turned it off when you were going to shoot the Goat— susan kujawa (@susanjagger) July 30, 2019
Why would you do that @GordonRamsay ? That poor goat was living his best life with his buddies He wanted to live Surely there was enough ‘meat’ for you to use for your tv work without you having to snuff the life of this beautiful goat .You obviously enjoy killing .Shame on you— Suzy Sue (@suze5252) August 1, 2019
To be fair, it's not all hate. Plenty of people have come out defending the host. You just can't please everyone.
In fact, a few years back he was mocked for not pulling the trigger. During a hunting scene on The F-Word, Ramsay froze up and was unable to shoot a deer. "Finally after hours of stalking I had the perfect clear shot on a beautiful wild deer in my sights, but something didn't feel right," he said. "Instead of pulling the trigger, I took my finger off it."
Well, doesn't look like he had that problem this time around. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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