EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 6 (UPI) — A member of the Scottish parliament said he will not be attending a free vegan pizza event due to an animal rights group’s use of Britain’s “sexiest vegan.”
Marco Biagi of the Scottish National Party said he will not be accepting the free vegan pizza animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced it would be delivering Thursday to the Scottish Parliament because of the group’s use of “misogyny” in promoting the event.
The PETA announcement said the pizza will be served by Jenna McGuinness, the “sexiest vegan in the U.K.,” while wearing “a gown made entirely of lettuce leaves.” The event was timed to kick off the start of World Vegan Month.
“Didn’t realize PETA were into body image misogyny. Won’t now be participating,” Biagi posted on Twitter.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s a vegan beauty contest, it’s still a beauty contest and I’m treating it like I would Miss World,” he tweeted.
Biagi said on his Twitter account he will be interested to see how some media outlets handle his refusal of the vegan pizza.
“Daily Mail won’t know which way to look as gay male SNP MSP pulls out of vegan event on grounds of feminism,” he tweeted.
The Daily Mail responded to the parliamentarian on Twitter.
“Would be happy to publish your views Marco — could you send me a statement?” the newspaper’s Scottish political editor posted.