Veganism has always inspired strong reactions. Whether you’re a believer of plant-based diets, Gordon Ramsay mocking them with a savage Tweet, or a Fox News Host eating steak while interviewing a vegan, it’s something people feel strongly about.
Well, this guy has taken his beef with vegans to the next level.
YouTuber sv3rige found internet fame this week after a video of him attending a vegan festival in Amsterdam went viral. As of now it’s been viewed over 628,000 times.
The meat-loving provocateur wearing a black vest bearing “Go Vegan and Die” decided that slogan wasn’t offensive enough, so he proceeded to tuck into a big, bloody chunk of raw meat as numerous vegans walk by.
“It’s ruin[ing] our health,” sv3rige says at one point during his protest. “I was vegan, I almost died,”
“OK, that’s good for you! Then don’t be a vegan,” a non-vegan passerby responded.
A spokesperson for the festival was understandably unhappy with the protest.
“While it is of course not forbidden to eat raw meat, it was of course a shocking sight because there was a puddle of blood and fat,” the spokesperson told local media.
“Besides, there were lots of elderly people and children. At that time a special children’s program was going on.”
“It was a weird protest by the gentleman,” the spokesperson added. “This festival is about having fun and sharing new experiences.”
Well, you’ve gotta say it delivered on new experiences!