Vegan woman stirs controversy with ‘selfish’ birthday dinner: ‘Don’t understand it’

A woman offended her aunt when she ordered takeout from a vegan restaurant. She shared the incident on Reddit’s "Am I the A******" forum. The woman and her husband are vegan. When her aunt and her aunt’s husband came to visit for her birthday, she chose a vegan Thai restaurant to order from. But after the dinner, she was mortified to discover that her aunt’s husband had been furious the whole time because there was no meat on the menu. The next day, the woman's aunt texted to say that she thought it was selfish and disappointing for the woman to try to push her beliefs on them. The aunt demanded an apology. "I told her I had nothing to apologize for and now she and husband have blocked me on social media," the woman said. Reddit users sided with the vegan woman on the issue. “It was your birthday and they asked you to choose a place,” one user wrote