Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
A vegan bride has caused a stir online after deciding to disinvite all meat-eating guests from her wedding.
In a controversial Facebook post, the woman told people that she made the call to cull all people who ate meat from her guest-list, even if they were close friends or family members.
The post (since deleted) was reported to have been shared on the page, VEGAN REVOLUTION, and showed the bride claim that “murderers” would have no place at her celebration.
According to ABC7, the bride asked omnivores on the guest list if they were willing to go permanently vegan. When many – including her own mother and two cousins – said no, they were asked not to attend.
“When ‘family’ tries to guilt you into letting them come to your fully vegan wedding even though they are omnivores,” she wrote, in a post which has since been shared on Reddit.
“[They] were told they are not invited to my wedding because we don’t want to host murderers at our wedding which is supposed to be one of the happiest days of our lives.”
She added: “I have tried to educate these people for more than [two] years with no result so I’m not putting up with it at my wedding of all days when they will probably cause problems too…
“I don’t want the weight of having people that still kill animals (the very beings we are trying to protect) at my wedding on my conscience.”
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Reacting to the post, as you can imagine, people had some feelings.
If the couple here truly cared about their family and friends or wanted people to go vegan, they should just hold a vegan wedding and let everyone come and see what their passion is all about,” said one person.
“Instead, they just doubled down on the militant vegan stereotype, alienated friends and family from both themselves and veganism, and forever tainted their marriage with the day they cut themselves off from everyone.”
Meanwhile, another wrote: “Hell you can have a vegan wedding and invite them. Eating meat doesn’t make you a murderer and there’s plenty vegan-meat/ meat replacements that allegedly taste just like meat. This is why people hate vegans, vegetarians and vice versa.”
A third joked: “I mean if you want to alienate your new family members right away instead of waiting until after the wedding more power to you I guess.”
We’re all for standing by your opinions and throwing a plant-based wedding if that’s your preference, but we can’t help think this bride might regret disinviting her own mother, one day.