Celebrity chef Curtis Stone serves mussels to audience members Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Charlottetown.
Michael Smith chastises fellow celebrity chef Curtis Stone on Twitter
A seafood showdown is brewing in P.E.I. after Michael Smith called out another celebrity chef on Twitter for supporting a boycott of Canadian seafood.
Smith has taken to the social media website to chastise fellow celebrity chef Curtis Stone, who is supporting a Humane Society of the United States campaign to end the seal hunt in Canada.
That campaign calls for a boycott of Canadian seafood, which led to Smith using Twitter to criticize Stone's position.
The Humane Society of the United States says more than 6,000 chefs, restaurants and food businesses have pledged to avoid buying some or all Canadian seafood until Canada ends the commercial seal hunt.
Stone was one of the celebrity chefs brought in for the P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival in 2011.
"You are a hypocrite," Michael Smith, on Twitter
Smith called Stone "wildly misinformed" and said it was shameful for him to take money for his appearance, look fishermen in the eyes and then boycott them.
"You are a hypocrite," Smith said in one tweet.
He also thanked another celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, who recently spoke out against the boycott.
Smith said Canada's chefs were mystified by U.S. chefs' misinformed boycott of Canadian fish due to the seal fishery.
An attempt was made to contact Smith, but a spokeswoman said he was out of the province.