We all have that one friend in a group of hardcore non-vegetarians who says things like, ‘chicken ki gravy taste karley’ or ‘you won’t even realise it’s meat’. The crazy ones might even end up replacing their vegan friend’s soya pattie with minced meat just to irk them. Well, a group of pranksters also tried to pull this trick on their drunk friend but had to face charges for their mischief.
A 24-year-old woman who reportedly hasn’t eaten meat since the age of three or four sued her friends for feeding her meat while she was drunk. A self-described vegan, she says that she was tricked into eating real chicken nuggets.
Sharing her ordeal on Reddit, she wrote:
Throwaway for anonymity sake in case this does go further.
To preface this, I (24F) am vegan and have been for a good 10 years. I have not eaten meat since I was roughly 3-4 years old when I found out where meat comes from (spoiler alert: there were a lot of tears). This is no secret and everyone in my life knows and respects this – or so I thought.
Four nights ago, I was at a party and I will admit, I got white girl wasted. My friends thought it would be funny to feed me chicken nuggets as a prank. I checked with them before chowing down “are these vegan?” To which my friends replied “yeah, they’re sunfed” (a type of vegan chickenless chicken). They tasted off to me but I figured it was just because I was drunk. I was wrong.
I found out the next day when my sister sent me a message telling me to check my friends Snapchat story. The story was them showing the nugget packaging and then showing them giving them to me (including the conversation where I asked if it was vegan). The and then later them mocking me and pretending to be me when I found out I ate meat (things like fake crying and yelling “the CHICKENS!!!”). I took a screen recording of the video and took it to the police, on the grounds of food tampering, and now 3 of my (ex) friends are facing charges.
They all think that I’m overreacting to a ‘harmless’ prank, so Reddit, AITA? In my view, they took advantage of my drunken state, tampered with my food, and publically humiliated me. In their view, it was just a prank.
The woman later took the screen recording of the video to the cops and now the pranksters are facing charges.
Clearly, the prank backfired. They did it for their own entertainment while their friend wasn’t sober enough to react. Well, here’s a lesson for all those pranksters who do not respect the choices of others.