What are the negative stereotypes associated with vegans?

  1. Daniela Pullan profile image57
    Daniela Pullanposted 8 years ago

    What are the negative stereotypes associated with vegans?

  2. Delaney Boling profile image62
    Delaney Bolingposted 8 years ago

    First, I don't see anything wrong with living a "vegan" lifestyle; I simply love to eat meat. That said, many "omnivores" view vegans as being high-maintenance because they can't eat like normal people at social functions. Vegans are different than vegetarians in that they will not consume ANY animal by-products at all, therefore limiting their choices of foods to virtually nothing. Remember, vegans can't even consume butter, honey or milk. Omnivores (and especially someone preparing food) feel that vegans are an embarrassment when out in public because they have to scrutinize through the menu and are ultimately left feeling dejected when they have to "settle" for limited menu choices. With the exception of one very patient vegan friend of mine, I have never seen a vegan happy with any given restaurant's menu and they tend to irritate the waiters to the point bad service with their complaining. Also, if someone's hosting a party where a known vegan will be in attendance, the host is obligated to accommodate the vegan in regards to the menu making it harder on everyone.
    Most vegans I've known seem to "expect" people to go out of their way to accommodate their dietary choices, and are irritable when people don't. Because of this, I will not dine in public with a known vegan because of their negative attitudes towards people who eat like normal human beings. Vegans give themselves the negative stereotypes by generally being impossible to please and irritable dining companions.

  3. morgan545 profile image60
    morgan545posted 8 years ago

    As a vegan the question I get most is "What do you eat?" As if the only food on the entire planet is made of animal products, um hello?? Fruits, vegetables, pasta? Think people.

    The most annoying thing is when people act like I am insuperior to them, like I am the odd one.  When I eat lunch I don't tell others how dispicable I think it is that they are enjoying a chicken sandwhich; but they feel they have the right to tell me how weirdly colored my food is, how gross it looks, and how nasty I am for not eating "real food".

    So I guess the most negative stereotype I can come up with that I've been associated with is that I'm different, and weird and that I can't be a part of a normal society.


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