'They Publicly Humiliated Me': Vegan Reports Friends After They Fed Her Chicken Nuggets
A 24-year-old woman who has been a vegan for 10 years said she was reportedly "pranked" by her friends at the end of a night out drinking.
The woman said she has not eaten meat since she learned where it came from when she was "three or four years old".
Writing about her experience on Reddit, she said her veganism is well know to her friends and her beliefs are respected, until a night out four days ago.
The woman said she went to a party with three of her friends where she got "white girl wasted" and explained that her friends thought they would feed her chicken nuggets as a funny prank.
"I checked with them before chowing down 'are these vegan?' to which my friends replied 'yeah, they're sunfed' (a type of vegan chickenless chicken)," she said.
"They tasted off to me but I figured it was just because I was drunk. I was wrong."
The next day, the woman's sister contacted her and told her to look at one of her friend's Snapchat story which showed the packaging of the chicken nuggets and her friends feeding them to her.
The video showed the discussion where the woman confirmed they were meat-free and another video showed them mocking her and pretending to be her when she found out she'd in fact, eaten the chicken.
"I took a screen recording of the video and took it to the police on the grounds of food tampering and now three of my (ex) friends are facing charges," she added.
They all think that I'm overreacting to a 'harmless' prank. In my view, they took advantage of my drunken state, tampered with my food and publicly humiliated me. In their view, it was just a prank.
She then questioned whether or not she had a right to take such an extreme action, explaining that she was "publicly humiliated" while her former friends think it was "just a prank".
Many of the commenters took the vegan's side, labelling her as "awesome" for taking action against her friends and standing up for her rights.
"I’m impressed and kinda think this is awesome. I think that it’s awesome you went to the police and they’re taking it seriously," wrote one.
You're all forgetting that they uploaded a Snapchat video making fun of her too, it wasn't just food tampering.
"Plus I'm pretty sure those aren't real friends if they did gave you knowingly meet and actually Snapchat it. So Hopefully they will learn a lesson by this," added another.
Yet some said it was an overreaction on the woman's part and that she was wasting the police's time with her trivial complaint.
"Pretty sure the police in the UK would tell you to f*** off and stop wasting their time. They don’t even always have resources to investigate robbery here," one wrote.
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"You’re pressing charges over chicken nuggets. You have a moral stance against meat. That’s fine. But it’s not a life threatening allergy," added another.
"It’s absolutely a sh***y thing for them to do. They aren’t friends. They should be ashamed. But pressing charges is just way too much."
The post has since gone viral and amassed 31.5K upvotes and 6.4K comments, causing moderators to close the comments section with the conversation beginning to get out of hand.
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