Friday, October 30, 2015

Must not disrespect Vegans

A cafe owner has come under fire by the vegan community for posting a message on his Facebook page asking customers to give the cafe advance notice if they required special meals.

Paul Stenson, proprietor of The White Moose Café in Dublin, provoked the ire of vegans from all over the world, who spammed the cafe's Facebook page with hundreds of negative reviews as a sign of their discontent.

The original post which was made on 13 August this year read: ‘Attention vegans. Please do not waltz into our café with no advance notice and look at us as if we have ten heads when you realise that there aren't 50,000 items on our menu that suit your idiosyncratic dietary requirements.

‘Our chef will be more than happy to prepare a number of dishes for you, but a little heads up in advance of your visit would be appreciated. Fair is fair like.’

Unbeknownst to Mr Stenson, his post was shared on various vegan pages by a Facebook user Tee Jay, who also posted a negative one-star review on the page.

She wrote: ‘Absolutely disgusting manners and behaviour. Wonder why I am judging before I’ve even eaten here? Because according to The White Moose Café it is okay to judge people without knowing them. It’s okay to call their beliefs idiotic and belittle them online.

She continued: ‘You are disgusting, disrespectful and ignorant. Get a life and a job because you wont be in this one much longer talking to customers like that!

The negative reviews and backlash from the vegan community have garnered Mr Stenson even more support and publicity with his story being featured in various publications worldwide.

On 25 October Mr Stenson posted: ‘I would like to thank the hundreds and thousands of vegans across the world for all the hard work they have been doing to promote our café over the past couple of days. Thanks to you guys, our café has gone viral in countries as far as New Zealand, Australia, America and Germany (to name but a few).

‘We have been receiving hundreds of messages and fan mail from people saying they will make a point of eating in our café, and the table reservations have been coming in thick and fast



Anonymous said...

She continued: ‘You are disgusting, disrespectful and ignorant. Get a life and a job because you wont be in this one much longer talking to customers like that!

She is the one who is disgusting, disrespectful and ignorant. She should get a life

Use the Name, Luke said...

So let me get this straight. This guy says they are willing to be accommodating, but it takes a little longer to prepare dishes outside the normal menu. So they're slammed for it?

With such an abusive spin put on it by the vegans, it must be really tempting for him to just say, "We tried to be accommodating to vegans, but they were unwilling to extend the same courtesy to us. Therefore we will no longer accept orders for vegan meals." (That's the nice version of, "We tried to be nice. You cranked up the hate. Bouncer!")

Anonymous said...

Amusing that so many vegans evidently mistook the word idiosycratic as calling them idiots. And to think they like to consider themselves as somehow smarter than average because of their lifestyle choices.

All because the owner wanted to serve them BETTER by being able to prepare for them.

Brian from Virginia said...

How can you tell when someone is a vegan? You don't have to, they will. Over and over and over again. ;-)

Bird of Paradise said...

Screw vegans tell them to Get a Life and quit their idiotic whining and tell them to shove a DVD of BABE and GORDY up their A**

Alpha Skua said...


Anonymous said...

The lack of protein from cooked meats telling in vegans.

Stan B said...

adjective: idiosyncratic

of or relating to idiosyncrasy; peculiar or individual.

as opposed to IDIOT....


see Tee Jay.

Anonymous said...

Vegans like prius owners and other progressive sects believe they have moral superiority and cannot see their belief has no support in reality.


Jub Jub Bird said...

Hitler was a Vegetarian so is Charles Manson and Pol Pot

Anonymous said...

I was on an all vegetable diet for a while, but stopped when I ran out of places to hide the wheelchairs.