Vegan woman blasts her own mother for cooking bacon while staying at her house, sparks furious debate online
An Australian vegan woman who posted online how she was angry that her mother was cooking bacon at her home has sparked furious debate, with some pushing her to kick her mother out of the house while others suggesting that she not react so dramatically.
The Daily Mail reported that the woman, from Queensland, said she was "p***** off" because of her mother's "disrespectful" actions and that, as a vegan, her beliefs meant she refused to eat any animal-based products -- honey, milk, and cheese -- let alone meat.
"Mother is staying with me and currently frying bacon in my kitchen," she wrote. "I feel so mad and riled up. Please send love and sympathy."
Fellow vegans were quick to offer their support and words of advice, with some admitting they would be just as angry as her in such a situation.
"I would have said if she wanted to stay with me there should be no bacon... I'd be puking from the smell," one person said, while a second wrote, "I'd be pretty p***ed off too, to be honest. In my house, it means I'd have to throw the fry pan away, and I'd be furious with cross-contamination."
Others said that, while she would be well within her rights to ask her mother to leave because she had not respected the rules at her house, an honest conversation would be the way to go.
"Just because she's your mother does not entitle her to do whatever she pleases," one user posted. "You are an adult, you need to set boundaries. Just have an honest conversation with her. Hopefully she'll come around."
"It's your house," another wrote. "Ask your mother to stop doing that as it goes against your values. Ask her to respect those values by not cooking animal flesh in your house."
"I'm sorry she has done it, and I hope you're able to have an adult conversation as to why you don't like it and I hope she respects your wishes," a third user said.
Few others told her it was nothing worth getting upset about. "Have a conversation with her? And move on. It's not worth feeling upset over something like that," one replied, with a second writing, "What's your mother meant to eat and how is she meant to cook?"