A mother has split the internet after she revealed she secretly feeds her vegan friend’s daughter meat.
The anonymous woman, believed to be from the US, took reddit and explained how the 12-year-old girlfriend — known only as “M” — is “much smaller and paler” than her own daughter.
She went on to explain how she thinks it’s “probably related” to her family’s “strict vegan diet” and so she feeds her meat when she goes to sleep, which she claims “M” tends to “wolves.” .
However, it wasn’t long before she was criticized by forum users for encouraging the girl to sneak around behind her parents’ backs.
“You’re not her doctor. This is not your choice to make. Undermining her parents’ food choices will do her more harm than good,” one wrote, while a second wrote: “It’s not your place to decide how someone else raises their child. If you think there’s a problem, talk to them.’
An anonymous parent, believed to be from the US, has split the internet after they clicked on Reddit and revealed that she secretly feeds her vegan friend’s daughter meat
In the opening post, the woman in question wrote: ‘When she’s done, I always make them a big meaty meal. Last weekend I made them cheeseburgers and steak on the grill with a large glass of milk.’
‘M absolutely loves it and always politely asks for more (which I gladly give). As a snack I give them some of my wild jerky. For breakfast I usually make another big plate of scrambled eggs and bacon with a big glass of milk.’
‘Despite her size M, everything I make always devours. And I must say that every time she leaves she seems to have a healthy glow.’
The woman went on to say that while she knows she “probably shouldn’t be doing this,” she thinks “M” is “a little malnourished” and would be in trouble if she told her parents she ate meat.
In the first post, the woman explained how the 12-year-old boyfriend – known only as ‘M’ – is ‘much smaller and paler’ than her own daughter, which she says is due to the family’s strict vegan diet. M’ (pictured)
Many went to the comments section and beat the woman for feeding her friend’s vegan daughter meat (pictured)
However, the shocking revelation infuriated other forum users, who reiterated that it was not her choice to decide what someone else’s daughter eats.
“I think ‘M a little undernourished’ where I considered you the bastard,” one wrote. “You absolutely condemn her family and her family’s diet, and you’re doing this out of some misguided activism. You think you’re the hero who saves her from some injustice.
“It would be one thing if you could just make the kid happy just once and keep a little secret — but you’re doing this to make a statement. You disrespect her parents in an active and challenging way.’
A second commented: “It can make her super sick just because her body isn’t used to it. OP is disgusting and if I found out my daughter’s friends’ parents did this, she would never go there again.”
A third commented, “Not only that, no adult should ask a child to keep a secret from their parents, that’s a very slippery slope and extremely inappropriate.”
Elsewhere, a fourth noted, “You’re also not going to make enough of where to see a healthy glow that wasn’t there before after a sleepover. If there really is a glow, it’s probably because she’s happy after a great time with her friend!’
Others suggested that the 12-year-old girl is old enough to decide for herself what she wants to eat (pictured)
However, others suggested that the 12-year-old girl is old enough to decide for herself what to eat.
“Without passing judgment, I would suggest that at age 12 she is old enough to determine her own diet and whether she wants to become vegan or not. If she wants to eat meat, I don’t see a problem with it. If it’s forced on her, a big problem,” one wrote.
“The point is, she’s not vegan. Her parents are. I’m not saying he’s 100% right, but this comparison doesn’t hold.’
A second agreed, adding, “If she didn’t want to eat it, or it impacted her values, she wouldn’t. Children decide at this age whether they want to be vegan/vegetarian, even younger. No one turns a blind eye unless the adult is not on board.
Although I would tell M and try to get her POV. Does she eat so as not to appear rude or does she really want to eat meat? Do her parents know?
Just because she was raised vegan, her family, doesn’t mean she wants to.”
Another commented: “I’m devastated. At 12, this kid is old enough to eat whatever they want, so if she wants burgers and milk, fine. But 12 is also young enough to do this without her parents’ knowledge, it’s pretty cr***y.’
“I would be furious if a parent intentionally and deliberately ignored my feeding rules for my child without telling me. If you’re really concerned about this child’s health, tell her parents.’