We’re positively gleeful about the PETA backlash tonight’s episode of MasterChef will surely receive. Look at all those sheep they herd onto the sound stage for the first challenge! We hoped against hope that Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot would compel the home cooks to cut their teeth by forcing them to slaughter lambs, but, alas, that’s a PR trainwreck for another day.
Instead, they just trucked in all these sheep to watch the contestants cook with a vast array of lamb cuts. We’ll admit, there is something creepily morbid about live sheep looking at the faces of severed sheep heads, lush with eyeballs, tongues, and headcheese for the cooking. But we’ll step aside and let PETA do the freaking out for us.
Check out a sneak peek of tonight’s two-hour episode below.
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