Everyone has the right to their own choices when it comes to diet and lifestyle. While some people choose to be vegans, others choose to divulge in eating steak and chicken–to each their own.
While it’s okay to have your own opinions about food, what’s not cool is pushing your agenda on someone else and calling them out–especially in public. My sister is a vegan–the only one in our family–and many times when we have family gatherings or dinners, we all have meat/dairy. Regardless, she still comes to spend time with us, even if we decide to lead a different lifestyle (of course, there are always some comments).
One guy is being roasted on Twitter by the masses after he aggressively called out a girl who identifies as a vegan–but purchased “non-vegan ice cream.” Twitter user Anthony Dagher shared the screenshots of their direct messages, saying:
I usually do not do this, but I feel like this is appropriate to post since this person is claiming to be a vegan even though she admitted to buying non-vegan ice cream for someone else, defended what she did when I spoke with her privately (hoping that would make her less likely.
The girl on Twitter shared a post saying that she saw a little girl crying in by driveway because she didn’t have enough money for the ice cream truck like all of his friends–making her day.
Anthony, however, had to call out this girl for buying “non-vegan ice cream.” Essentially, he came off as completely self-righteous and rude. The girl responded saying: “It’s not that deep fam.” WORD.
He had to, of course, go further–to which the woman decided to block him. Good for her, no one should question your beliefs and morals.
Anthony, however, claimed that he still was right–claiming she did the “wrong thing” by blocking him instead of admitting he was right. He also shared her social media accounts, asking people to troll her and yell at her for buying a crying child ice cream. Think this one over guys–now tell me who’s in the wrong.
to be defensive, though I should not have had to worry about that) about it even though I was respectful, and blocked me rather than admitting I was right and that she should not have bought the non-vegan ice cream for that child. To my vegan followers, I know at least those of— Anthony Dagher ⓥ (@7AnthonyDagher7) April 28, 2018
you who she is following should be able to send her a private message here. Just in case that is not possible, one of my screenshots shows her Instagram account. I do not want her to be attacked. I just want her to see she was wrong, which I hope enough vegans talking with her— Anthony Dagher ⓥ (@7AnthonyDagher7) April 28, 2018
Anthony–obviously. And, Twitter agrees with me.
full offense, you're an embarrassment to veganism and we have reduced you to "plant based"— ghost boy (@20OZREDBULL) April 29, 2018
So just because you’re vegan means you can’t make a kids day? One ice cream cone isn’t gonna make the world spontaneously combust.— David Ⓥ (@VeganGenesis) April 29, 2018
Get a grip Anthony.
You’re the kind of vegan that makes non vegans roll their eyes at you instead of attracting them into the lifestyle in a welcoming & kind way.— Daniela Lewkowicz (@DanielaLewko) April 30, 2018
Dude get over it, it's just a child and she didn't mean any harm.— Laura Grace (@thatgirllaura22) April 29, 2018
I've rightly defended you elsewhere Anthony, but on this you're just completely wrong headed. You're coming across as a dogmatic bully.— Mark My Words ⓥ??? (@markmckay66) April 29, 2018
I buy non- vegan food for my non-vegan partner. So what?
Good on you @itsallzara You are a kind, compassionate vegan ❤
Your mental lad— steven ferguson (@scjf1987) April 29, 2018
Not a fan of this approach or mindset, Anthony. This isn’t good work.— bunny (@eiggipeiggip) April 29, 2018
I’m truly disappointed to see this. You didn’t need to publicly shame someone like this, it wasn’t appropriate and is in fact the ‘holier than thou’ attitude non vegans condemn all us for. You’ve acted like a total bully and achieved nothing.— Hail Seitan ⓥ (@soypreme) April 29, 2018
If this is really how you think then you lack compassion, which is one of the main reasons you should be vegan— Aaron (@Aaronnnnssss) April 29, 2018