The Great British Bake Off has closed after vegan Freya Cox was forced to use animal products.
The first episode of the Channel 4 show saw the 19-year-old Scarborough baking with ingredients she wouldn’t normally use.
During Cake Week, contestants were asked to make 12 mini rolls for the signature challenge, a malt loaf for the technical and a cake designed to break the law of physics for the showstopper.
Before the episode aired, Freya explained to fans on Instagram that she can’t “vegetarian” malt bread.
And many people aren’t happy with the show’s decision to let teens change their usual content.
Alyssa Allen, director of animal welfare group PETA the mail: “We are in the midst of a vegan revolution, and manufacturers are taking the cake in a technical challenge by not allowing contestants to have ‘vegan’ dishes.”
He said it was “disrespectful” and that the program should respect the lifestyle choices of the contestants.
Meanwhile, 55-year-old animal rights activist Jordi Casamitjana also saw her opinion during the chat. many times.
She said: “When people are young respect them at the beginning of their philosophy and don’t put them in the beginning where they are facing these dilemmas in the eyes of the people and doing a lot of eye-checking and criticism. be.
“For this I think the fault of this situation lies with the producers of the program.”
Freya, the first vegan contestant to take part in the contest, explained the situation with 19.4k followers on Instagram ahead of the show.
She shared a snap of her crazy cake, which featured an orange sponge, lemon buttercream and toasted almonds in it.
The star also added a disclaimer to explain why everything she made was not vegetarian.
She told fans: “Wanted to add a small disclaimer before the episode, I was desperate to show the world that vegan baking is just as exciting with the hope of inspiring people to give it a try.
“For obvious reasons I wasn’t able to change the technical challenge because that would mean the whole show was unfair.
“Sorry if this was disappointing, but once the show is over I have plans to make the recipes vegetarian for all of you, so I hope it makes up for it.”
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