Benjamin Zephaniah Blasts Antony Worrall Thompson

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It’s fair to say that Antony Worrall Thompson is having a pretty bad week! Following the deluge of bad press he’s been getting for reportedly stealing from a supermarket in his hometown, The Daily Mail has just reported that prior to filming an episode of Ready Steady Cook (or Ready Steady Crook?), Worrall Thompson was forced to eat some humble pie after criticising PETA friend and Rastafarian vegan poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

According to The Daily Mail, Zephaniah said, “I told [Worrall Thompson] I was a vegan, and he looked at me and said: ‘Why would you want to do that to yourself?’ I looked at him, and he’s struggling to breathe with his weight, and I thought: ‘You’re telling me why would I do this to myself? Look at what you are doing to yourself!'”

Zephaniah continued, “I just said to him: ‘Look at me and look at you. We’re around the same age, but you look ten times older than me.'”

AWT, it’s never too late to make some positive changes. Why not do your body a big favour by taking our 30-day veg pledge? The animals you save might just help lighten your conscience as well!




  • Nikki Q commented on January 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Haha! I <3 Benjamin Zephaniah, ever since we saw him read some of his poems on a school trip! Incidentally it was my local Tesco Worral Thompson was caught stealing from, what a knob.

  • John Alexander Gibson commented on January 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Anthony Worral Thompson has obviously never watched PETA’s “If slaughter houses had glass walls” video. Because no one who has seen the horror that animals go thru for the meat and dairy industries whould make such an ignorant comment about veganism. It doesnt suprise me AWT said that cos he’s clearly a very flawed human being in more ways than one.

  • Brien Comerford commented on January 14, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Great books by the humane animal loving Benjamin Zephaniah.

    1) The Little Book of Vegan Poems.
    2) Funky Chickens
    3) Talking Turkeys
    4) Face

  • PAT ALLSOPP commented on January 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I wasn’t aware of the AWT fracas – I have long since stopped watching ‘food’ programms having seen in the past that all these celebrity chef’s seem to be able to cook, are dead animals or dead fish. Why, when there is such a wealth of lovely wholesome meals all of which can be produced without harming living creatures. I try not to preach to the people I come into contact with but usually throw into the inevitable conversation that criticizes my choice to be a vegetarian, by asking, would you kill what it is you are about to eat. 9 out of 10 say they couldn’t! The bird ostrich springs to mind!!

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