Even if you’ve never watched Ree Drummond’s Pioneer Woman, you’ve probably seen her on The View or the Today Show or Good Morning America.
Cooking show hosts usually aren’t that controversial. Some are funny, some are hot, some are gay icons, some become memes.
Ree Drummond, however, is no stranger to being divisive. This time, she’s accused of supporting a mass horse slaughter.
Ree Drummond runs a blog titled Pioneer Woman, and it’s all about cooking for her family.
They live on a ranch in Oklahoma where her young children are homeschooled, so that’s the general vibe that she has going for her.
Ree has a cooking show, Pioneer Woman.
Of course, Ree Drummond has been accused of racism in the past.
At one point, she joked about having confused having a tan with being black.
Another time, she pulls “Asian hot wings” out of the oven as a game day snack, and members of her crew protest that they don’t “trust” the wings.
(To be clear: there are a lot of Asian and Asian-inspired wing sauce flavors; someone claiming to dislike or mistrust them might be xenophobic and definitely has bad taste, but that particular instance wasn’t necessarily racist)
This time, however, Ree Drummond stands accused of something very different.
Earlier this month, she traveled to Arizona and spoke at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s trade show, writing on Facebook:
“The irony of me speaking to 3,500 cattlemen and cattlewomen was not lost on me, and it was an honor to speak about how much I’ve enjoyed sharing glimpses of ranch life on my blog, TV show, and social media for the past twelve (!) years.”
She received the Distinguished Service Award at the event.
But now she’s being slammed for partnering with an organization that allegedly supports the mass slaughter of Federally protected wild horses.
As reported by RadarOnline, Director of Wild Horse Affairs for the Wild Horse Freedom Federation, Debbie Coffey, writes:
“For many years, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has been pushing for the slaughter of America’s wild horses & burros, and their organization was listed on the Steering Committee of the secretive ‘Slaughter Summit’ held in Utah in 2017”
Coffey effectively accuses Ree Drummond of hypocrisy, of using horse motifs as part of her branding.
Furthermore, it looks like she believes that the Drummonds are making money from both sides of the wild horse issue.
“All the while, Drummond Land & Cattle Co., co-owned by Ree’s husband, Ladd Drummond, …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip