What do people think of when they hear the word?
Extremists in front of zoos with megaphones.
Red paint being thrown on people wearing fur coats.
Images of nude celebrities pitching vegan advocacy groups.
Being vegan is rarely met with positivity, unless the other party is vegan too. Assuming, of course, both vegans are the right kind of vegans. Ethical vegans can’t hang with health vegans because they aren’t “vegan enough.” The stereotype of self-righteousness is alive and well, and vegans even judge other vegans by their potential use of GMOs and/or processed vegan food. Things can get nasty.