Bone of contention: NYC man gleefully eats shish kebab in front of raging animal rights protesters
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: Eating a kebab has never been so controversial. However, recently, a video of a man gleefully eating shish kebabs in front of animal rights activists protesting outside fashion stores in New York City has gone viral, attracting the ire of activists.
The footage posted on ViralNewsNYC on Twitter of the man, who has not yet been identified, on Saturday, August 27, was from the front of a Nike store where activists were protesting against the use of animal products.
The footage shows him coming into the streets and eating his kebabs in front of the angry protesters on the street of New York City. A woman protester comes forward and confronts him saying, "You're disgusting. Who do you think you are? You're a coward, you're just a f*****g coward."
In front of Nike in #NYC where animal rights activists were rallying in front. A man comes off the streets and starts mocking the activists and eats Shushka Bob in front of the activists. Activists start yelling at the man#pita #animals pic.twitter.com/puQ1I9EJlV— Viral News NY (@ViralNewsNYC) August 27, 2022
"You're a piece of s**t and you're embarrassing. What am I going to do? Nothing, you're going to die on your own," the activist continues to scream. The scene gets heated up when another protester in a hat comes and starts yelling at the man’s face. "You and your small d**k and your p***y way of killing animals and it feels good in front of the vegans, huh?," she yells at the man, who starts nodding and makes a show of licking off the remaining meat on the skewer.
"You have all the blood on your face and your hands. It feels good with your small d***. Shame, shame, shame," the woman continues yelling as she walks away. While some activists were furious, other fellow activists seemed to be entertained by it and can be heard laughing in the background. The exchange came during a day-long protest in which activists poured fake blood outside Dior and Louis Vuitton stores and protested against Nike for using Kangaroo leather.
However, it ws unclear what type of meat the man was seen eating in the video, which has now been viewed over 564,200 times and has garnered more than 16,800 likes on Twitter. Netizens were left guffawing at his antics. While some users bashed the man for the act, some gave him a huge round of applause.
"Wish these liberals felt this much passion for babies as they do animals. So sick in the head. Babies ok to kill to them. But a deer, so so bad.” One user said. "Buy that man a drink," said another user. "As many of you know, I am a vegetarian and have been for decades. I don't support killing animals. That said. This is hysterical. His calm demeanor in the face of this out of control yelling by protestors is classic!!!" said a third user.
Wish these liberals felt this much passion for babies as they do animals. So sick in the head. Babies ok to kill to them. But a deer, so so bad. https://t.co/KwYy07AHx3— Jeff (@Jeffada69132057) August 28, 2022
As many of you know, I am a vegetarian and have been for decades. I don't support killing animals. That said. This is hysterical. His calm demeanor in the face of this out of control yelling by protestors is classic!!! https://t.co/rmX3fv8glf— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) August 28, 2022
Rachel Levy-Ejsmonde, who organizes the annual Animal Rights March, told Daily Mail that she thought the man was a paid agitator. She said that she was the first woman recorded in the video, and adding that she was not going to do anything to him because he was "going to die of carcinogens."
Levy-Ejsmonde said that she did not know who the second woman was, noting that a lot of people come from out of town for the full-day march and rally, but she iterated that she did not condone the woman's language.
Levy-Ejsmonde added that the annual march had attracted some 'paid provocateurs' in the past, including some who were eating freshly-killed ducks, and suggested the man was not just any New Yorker eating a shish kebab on the streets.
More than 600 animal rights activists joined hands on Saturday for the protest. While heading to SoHo, they stopped at the Nike, Dior, and Louis Vuitton stores and showed their anger by spilling fake blood in front of the stores. At the end of the day, the protesters made their way to Central Park, where they met with a New York City council member to discuss his efforts to do away with the city's carriage horses.
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