Food Magazine Editor Forced to Quit After Making Joke About Vegans

Lindsay Rajt (R) and Ashley Rose (L) of PETA, dressed in lettuce bikinis and known as a 'Lettuce Ladies,' hand out free Subway vegan sandwiches to promote eating vegan outside a Subway store in Washington, DC, December 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty …
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William Sitwell, the editor of Waitrose Food magazine and MasterChef judge, has been forced to quit his job after upsetting a vegan in a private email.

The vegan — a freelance journalist called Selene Nelson — had emailed Sitwell proposing to supply a series of vegan recipes to the magazine.

Sitwell replied flippantly:

“Thanks for this. How about a series on killing vegans, one by one? Ways to trap? How to interrogate them properly? Expose their hypocrisy? Force-feed them meat? Make them eat steak and drink red wine?”

Miss Nelson chose to take such enormous offence at this joke she decided that the only option was to publicise it at Buzzfeed.

As the result of the furore Miss Nelson helped generate, Sitwell has now lost his job. It’s clear from Waitrose Food magazine’s statement that he was given little choice in the matter.

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JAMES DELINGPOLE wishes his fellow vegans would add humour to their diet

As Waitrose’s magazine editor is forced to quit over a joke: JAMES DELINGPOLE says he wishes his fellow vegans would add humour to their diet.

William Sitwell probably didn’t mean to be quite so rude to the journalist who wanted him to run a vegan recipe series.

I’m sure his reply was an over-the-top flight of fancy, designed to elicit an amusing response.

‘Thanks for this. How about a series on killing vegans?’ the editor of Waitrose Food magazine’s asked freelancer Selene Nelson before continuing in a similarly withering vein.

Becoming a vegan is a very demanding, life-consuming business, like becoming a monk or joining a cult, writes James 
Becoming a vegan is a very demanding, life-consuming business, like becoming a monk or joining a cult, writes James Delingpole (pictured)

But Ms Nelson decided to go public with their private email exchange and tell the world, and Sitwell’s employer, how thoroughly offended she was.

Well, of course she did. It’s just the kind of prissy, sanctimonious, humourless thing a vegan would do.

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