This vegan ‘prank’ caused outrage and people’s furious responses just made the whole thing even better
There’s a Twitter account called Progressive Dad Foundation and it went viral when it shared this ‘experiment’ it did with the Kinder Surprise Eggs in their kids’ stockings.
Readers of an especially sensitive disposition might like to scroll past the picture with their eyes closed.
My partner’s kids got Kinder Surprise Eggs in their Santa stockings. I swapped out the toy for a duck heart & liver. They were horrified when they saw it – opened up an amazing discussion about the ethics of meat consumption. #Vegan #MerryChristmas pic.twitter.com/9wRdY7Kbsx
— Progressive Dad Foundation (@RIPProgDadTV) December 25, 2018
And it prompted all sorts of furious responses. Like, really furious.
So could’ve had this discussion on any other day but you chose to make it about you rather than letting them enjoy their Christmas. Interesting.
— Mel (@mellly_mel) December 26, 2018
“And now, to tweet this and be congratulated for my brilliant idea.”
— Matt Blair (@mjblair) December 26, 2018
People who think horrifying children is the best way to initiate conversations with them should absolutely never be granted access to children. https://t.co/mvWv8ysq0e
— gin. (@showupforthis) December 27, 2018
so you let a heart and liver go to waste just to make a point? what are the ethical implications of that?
— gab.ai/go4bender (@go4bender) December 26, 2018
You're the reason nobody takes vegans seriously you fucking danger https://t.co/XuqKSaNET5
— Jack (@J4CKMULL) December 26, 2018
Surely there are better discussion starters than traumatizing children with animal guts
— sabre (@sabre_183) December 26, 2018
can u imagine being smug enough about traumatizing children with raw duck organs to tweet this https://t.co/8Q6qV0W5HV
— JARRY (@jarry) December 26, 2018
Contacted child protective services in Philadelphia this morning and are very keen on finding this person and investigating. They’ve contacted Twitter for help. If you have any more details here is the info https://t.co/73f1dRTPac
— Squinche (@LilLeebe) December 26, 2018
Alexa, how do you ruin your kid's Christmas? https://t.co/Kt6CBr7uz9
— Joe Kassabian (@jkass99) December 26, 2018
Except, as this person pointed out on Reddit, we’re pretty sure it’s a parody account and really not to be taken seriously.
Which either makes the whole thing even better or a complete waste of time.
Guys this is obviously a parody account quit being so mad https://t.co/0aKiCUAr3J
— Santa Claus retire bitch (@UweBollocks) December 26, 2018