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Accommodating guests' dietary requirements can be stressful, but one wedding has sparked a furious debate after serving a "tragic" vegan option of leaves on a plate.
One wedding guest took to Twitter to showcase what one slammed as a "hate crime" against vegans. The plate was half-filled with rocket garnished with a pitiful glaze of balsamic and finished with three measly slices of melon.
She explained to indy100 that this was, in fact, the second course. The starter consisted of two tomato slices and the main dish was a single sweet potato.
Many were horrified by what appears to be a panicked afterthought. One slammed the dish as "absurd and rude", adding: "It almost feels deliberate - not cool and ZERO excuse."
Another criticised the lack of variety as a "tragedy" and shared their own ordeal: "I once received an entire head of broccoli as my vegetarian option. It's not ok lol."
The fury even spread onto the Reddit thread, Wedding Shamers, where one chef said: "That's not the couple, that's a poorly run kitchen. No self-respecting chef would serve this."
The wedding guest agreed, telling indy100 that the newlyweds weren't to blame as they had marked her down as vegan. She chose not to address the issue because "It was more on the caterer/venue side."
"I knew it was gonna happen because it always does," she said, adding that she ordered Uber Eats beforehand and ate while she got ready.
While proposing at someone else's wedding is one of the worst socially unacceptable moves, this could possibly justify vegans taking action:
Vegan option at a wedding pic.twitter.com/2EOTOz2FOl
Riled up Twitter users turned to the platform to roast the "inexcusable meal."
Man I'd have just left. When you consider how much weddings cost, venues are really lazy at catering for the guests with specific requirements. It's not hard to make amazing vegan food, as was proven by the last wedding I attended. Was made to feel very special
— Luke Dyson \ud83c\uddea\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udf31 (@Luke Dyson \ud83c\uddea\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udf31)
Others highlighted that the struggle was shared and posted their own "vegan option" experiences at events and venues.
Why oh why is the vegan starter always melon covered in some horrid "coulis": photo is from a Christmas event I went to, I was too shocked to even complain! ( Also who has bread with a melon starter!!)pic.twitter.com/Sf26nS1ELW