The Great British Bake Off comes under fire after its first vegan attendee model Freya Cox, 19, was forced to use animal products during a technical challenge
The great British beacon has come under fire after its first vegan candidate was forced to use animal products in a technical challenge.
Freya Cox, 19, apologized to fans before the Cake Week episode aired on Channel 4 for not being able to use a vegan recipe.
Miss Cox, a model from Scarborough, posted a “disclaimer” on Instagram saying, “I really wanted to show the world that vegan baking is just as exciting in hopes of inspiring people to try it out.
“For obvious reasons, I couldn’t change the technical challenge as it would mean the entire show was unfair.”
Bake-off candidate Freya Cox (pictured), 19, a model from Scarborough, apologized to fans before the Cake Week episode aired on Channel 4 for not being able to use a vegan recipe
Elisa Allen, director of the animal welfare group Peta, described the producers’ decision as “shameful” and said she could force the participants to “violate their ethical, religious or other principles”.
She added, “We are in the middle of a vegan revolution and producers are taking the cake by not allowing attendees to ‘veganize’ recipes in the technical challenge.
Using vegan products would “improve and revitalize” the competition and inspire viewers to try alternative plant-based recipes, she said.
Francine Jordan, a spokeswoman for the Vegan Society, commented that it only makes sense to ensure that vegan products are used in every task if the show welcomes a vegan baker.
Meanwhile, an animal rights activist who helped to ensure that ethical veganism was enshrined in British law also spoke out on the subject.
Speak with The times, Jordi Casamitjana, 55, said: “Respect the people at the beginning of their philosophies when they are young, and do not put them in a situation at the beginning where they encounter these dilemmas in public with many scrutinizing eyes.” and criticize.
19-year-old psychology student Cox is the youngest candidate among this year’s bakers on the show
“For that I think that part of the blame for this situation lies with the producers of the program.”
19-year-old psychology student Cox is the youngest candidate among this year’s bakers on the show.
And as a comment on the situation Cox found himself in, Nama Klein, who runs a vegan bakery in Bromley, southeast London, told the publication that she would have found it unacceptable if she had gotten into a situation that compromises her beliefs .
Love Productions, who are doing the show, and Channel 4 were asked for a comment.