17 Horrible Encounters With Vegans

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Let’s get this out of the way, not all vegans are bad. Most of them are pretty educated in regards to their choices and why they won’t have animal products in their diet. You can certainly learn a thing or two from the ones that are willing to share their knowledge.

I’ve learned quite a few things from a close friend of mine that’s an editor of an environmental and palm-oil free magazine. I admitted to her that I’ve wanted to try to go vegan to test my self-discipline and see if changing my diet would make me feel better, both physically and mentally. After talking to her about my concerns, I’ve decided to eat a mostly vegetarian diet with vegan influences. My favorite thing that she’s said to me is, “It’s your journey and if you slip, that’s your decision and you shouldn’t feel bad about your path.” I’ve slipped a couple time since starting out the diet but she nor any other vegan I’ve met haven’t made me feel bad about it.

Others may not be so lucky. There are those vegans that are preachy and want to make you feel bad for your choices. It’s just the nature of the world and those people are out there, ready to make you feel like sh*t for ordering a steak at dinner. They’ll have their rant ready to go as soon as you order it medium-rare. There is such thing as being polite or starting an argument with them but the latter sounds much more difficult and you wouldn’t be able to enjoy your dinner in peace.

These 17 people encountered some horrible vegans:


I asked why they were eating gummy worms because they had gelatin in them. I then explained what gelatin was. She then tried to kick my a** because apparently I made the decision to put gelatin in gummy worms. It wasn’t a very successful attack.


Some guy I met at a show mentioned he was vegan, but wasn’t the kind to preach. Cool guy, good taste in music, everyone got on, good times were had. He ended up coming back with me and my house mates for a drink, and once he was through the door he started proselytizing for 3 hours. Wouldn’t leave. Somehow drank all the (non-vegan) beer. The world wasn’t saved. No one was converted.


This was a while ago, but someone in my class was a vegan and was talking to the class about being vegan. I asked why do you do it, she responded by asking do I drink milk. I said yes, she then got really pissed saying things like “Don’t you know milk actually decreases calcium in your body?!?” and just was yelling for a few minutes before she just stormed out the room.


I had one woman cry while I ate my steak in front of her. Just let me enjoy my steak lady. Killing anything for your own survival is probably wrong on some level but we all have to do it.

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.