I’ve been incredibly saddened by all of this hate and bickering in the vegan community. We’re supposed to be the most compassionate and understanding of people but yet everyday there’s some drama going on. It’s always the same thing. Especially in the raw/raw til 4 community. “You’re not good enough if you’re not completely raw.” “Oh you’re not doing the lifestyle right.” “You’re so narcissistic that you only think about the weight loss aspect of it all.” You’re this. You’re that. I have a suggestion.
How about we stop throwing shade at each other? So who cares if people don’t like the raw til 4 lifestyle? Who cares if someone is moving on to another lifestyle because they’re tired of the weight gain? Who are you to judge them and sit here and say they’re not doing it right or that they’re an embarrassment to the vegan community? And for god sakes, can we stop fat shaming and calling people out on their diet choices? That just makes it okay for people to call us out for being vegan. And to tell someone that their arms are as big as Freelee’s legs? Come on now. You do realize that’s how a lot of eating disorders and depression is started? Let’s focus on something other than being nasty to each other.
If this was my first time dabbling in veganism, I’d be completely turned off and afraid to admit making mistakes because of all the backlash I may get. It’s so disappointing that people I’ve once looked up to have let me down. Why are we cutting ties with people we’ve been friends with for a long time simply because a certain lifestyle didn’t work for them? Why are we so angry at and shunning each other because we disagree on some things?? We need to stop this cult like mentality.
I’ve changed my diet in the last couple of months and I’ve been nervous to say anything because of potential heat. That’s not the way we should be doing things. Veganism is no longer about the animals. No longer about feeling good about your choices and commitments. It’s a business now. A filthy, money-making corporation that doesn’t care who they hurt in the process.
I honestly want no part in this community anymore.