A man admitted on Reddit that he had been secretly giving dairy to his vegan girlfriend to check if it will cause acne.
Reddit user Kitchenninja11 shared on the discussion website that his girlfriend adopted a vegan diet for health reasons and claimed that it cleared her skin.
However, he explained that he grew tired of plant-based food and needed “some mac and cheese with cut up hot dogs” so he wanted to prove that the vegan diet is not the cause of his girlfriend’s clear skin.
“I thought I would prove to her that the whole ‘dairy gives me acne’ thing is in her head,” Kitchenninja11 said on Reddit’s Today I F***ed Up (TIFU) discussion thread.
“For the past two months, I’ve been emptying the same soy creamer container and filling it with dairy creamer.”
“I was gonna do a big reveal, like ‘Surprise! You can eat whatever you want!’ But she’s been wearing makeup both in and out of the house lately… and last night I saw her barefaced for the first time in a while and it is BAD. Like insects about to hatch out of her face bad.”
He concluded: “I feel bad but on the other hand I was doing it for her own good!”
The Reddit user faced backlash from both vegans and nonvegans, with some saying that what he did was dangerous as people can become allergic to dairy and other nonvegan ingredients when they have been vegan for a long time.
A Reddit user said: “You also could have made her horrendously sick! If she’s been vegan for years and you gave her animal products then she could have gotten extremely ill. Please never do that again.”
“You didn’t do that for her own good. You did it so you could swoop in and be the smug know-it-all,” said another.
A vegan commented: “How about cooking for yourself if you‘re not satisfied with the vegan food she makes? I‘m living vegan too, my boyfriend doesn‘t and he is cooking his own food. I would definitely dump someone who betrayed me in that way.”
“The tifu isn’t that you gave your de facto acne, it’s that you massively betrayed her trust because you think you know what is good for her better than she does. You’re not just an ***hole, you’re actually a bit of a monster since you still haven’t realised this,” a Reddit user commented.
Another added: “Most women do a sh*t ton of research, real research, to figure out why their skin is freaking out. And you time it upon yourself to just re-introduce dairy because of what? The inability to trust your partner?”
This is not the first time that a nonvegan caused controversy for trying to make vegans consume meat and animal by-products.
On Reddit’s AITA (Am I the A**hole) forum, a woman confessed that she has been secretly feeding her 9-year-old vegan nephew animal products whenever she’s looking after him.
The woman said she offers vegan options to her nephew but will not say anything when the child chooses the nonvegan one. She added that her nephew “usually” picks the non-vegan option.
Even though she shows respect to her sister by providing vegan options for her nephew, her husband still thinks she’s an a**hole for not telling her sister about the situation.
In March, a pregnant vegan became furious when her husband wanted her to eat meat to make their baby healthier.
The vegan mom-to-be explained on the British parenting site Mumsnet that her husband believes that she needs to eat meat to make their baby healthy, although he is aware that she has never eaten meat and animal by-products.