Man Feasts On KFC Chicken In Middle Of Vegan Protest
A man has sparked controversy after standing in front of a vegan protest and eating a KFC while watching them.
Footage of him was uploaded to TikTok and soon went viral, with the video amassing over 246.2k likes already.
It was posted with the caption: "Meat eating protest in Sydney gets a hungry visitor."
The protest was being held by vegan activist group Anonymous for the Voiceless, who were protesting outside Sydney's Town Hall before the man came and silently stood by them, looking on.
The activists were wearing masks and blindfolds, holding screens that showed horrific footage of the reality behind the meat industry, with videos of animals being slaughtered. Meanwhile, the unnamed man looked on slowly eating what appeared to be chicken from a KFC box.
The video shows people walking past him and laughing as they look on, but others have slammed the man for making fun of them.
One person sarcastically jibed: "That'll show 'em. Bet they've never seen someone eat chicken before."
Another asked: "Why do people think it's cool to lack empathy for other lives and then make fun of people that actually care? I'm genuinely curious."
Someone else turned it around, saying: "Very childish. He's peacefully eating chicken, and whether you agree with him or not, they should be respectful."
Another user was just more confused than anything, saying: "It's a protest of a protest, that's too many layers for me to understand."
The Facebook event for the group, hosted by Animal Rights Activism Sydney, reads: "The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration aimed at revealing the realities of Australian animal agriculture and facilitating engagement with the public through vegan outreach."
Protesters were advised that they would be given all relevant 'literature, equipment and guidance' on the day, and that all they had to do was 'turn up', as the group's experienced volunteers can assist with anything else. They are also asked to wear a black t-shirt to the event.
Cube of Truth protests can be attended or organised by anyone and are part of the global vegan activism organisation, Anonymous for the Voiceless.
Protesters wear the famous 'V for Vendetta' masks, and, as the website explains: "The mask has been used by Anonymous, as well as by thousands of others around the world in recent history, as a unifying symbol against the forces that still promote discrimination, corruption, injustice and oppression in any form in our society today.
"By wearing the mask, activists are together with the trillions of animals that are unnecessarily exploited and killed every year by the globalised animal-food industries."
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