The Facebook group Pembrokeshire Vegan Organic has received overwhelming backlash for their insensitive post against transgenders and gay individuals.
The Independent reported that the vegan group’s hurtful and asinine comment on their Facebook page has since been deleted but not before a flurry of posts came out condemning them for homophobia and transphobia.
Critics fiercely criticised the group on its Facebook page – accusing it of homophobia.
“Homophobic and transphobic with zero understanding of science and a complete lack of understanding of what people mean when they ask for peer-reviewed evidence,” Laura Chilver said, giving them one star.
“A page based on pseudoscience and scientific misinformation. The real shame is that they are delegitimising veganism and the move to a more sustainable diet with their hate speech. They are not only being discriminatory but also pushing people away from something we need to be moving towards,” added Simon Benson.
“Veganism is a good cause but you are damaging the reputation of that cause by being yet another peddler of pseudoscience and misinformation who is betraying a factual ignorance arising from the fact you have educated yourself with non credible sources written by people who don’t know what they’re talking about,” chipped in Fay Brotherhood.
The disrespectful post also received attention from one of the longest standing Vegan groups who quickly came out against the comment.
The Vegan Society, which was founded in 1944 and is the oldest of its kind in the world, criticised the group’s comments.
“The view of an individual vegan does not represent how the vegan community as a whole feels on a particular issue,” Dominika Piasecka, spokeswoman for The Vegan Society, told The Independent.
Amid all this tension the Pembrokeshire Vegan Organic group claims that there was nothing homophobic or transphobic about their post.