Restaurant Starts An Intense Online Feud By Talking Sh*t About Vegans
This battle between vegans and a Dublin cafe is legitimate Internet beef, and you're not going to be able to get enough of it.
It all started with a post back in early August on The White Moose Café's Facebook page.
**ATTENTION VEGANS**Please do not waltz into our cafe with no advance notice and look at us as if we have ten heads... Posted by The White Moose Café on Thursday, August 13, 2015
Too harsh? Vegans thought so.
Though the post went ignored for a little over a month, eventually one commenter took offense to the restaurant's remarks on vegans.
That comment led to more hate against the Dublin cafe.
During one attack, White Moose manager Paul Stenson said his Facebook page was filled with over 2,000 one-star reviews, many of which were apparently from people who had never been to the White Moose.
So, The White Moose fought back...
I'm loving all the negative reviews we have been receiving over the past hour or two posted by seemingly every vegan who... Posted by The White Moose Café on Thursday, October 22, 2015
And fought back...
**ALL VEGANS BARRED FROM OUR CAFE**Given the torrent of abuse and unjustified negative reviews we have been receiving... Posted by The White Moose Café on Friday, October 23, 2015
And fought back...
Dear vegans, I wonder if you ate normal food would you be able to tell a piss-take post on a satirical café Facebook... Posted by The White Moose Café on Friday, October 23, 2015
...even changing its Facebook cover photo to fit its stance on people who don't eat meat, eggs and cheese (?).
Posted by The White Moose Café on Friday, October 23, 2015
Unsurprisingly, the negative reviews continued to come in, prompting Paul to write another post directed at vegans.
**OFFICIAL APOLOGY TO VEGANS**Dear vegan friends,It is clear that I have upset quite a large number of you with my... Posted by The White Moose Café on Friday, October 23, 2015
Then, the Internet protests got real.
**FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE VEGANS PROTESTING OUTSIDE THE CAFE** Please be advised that our café operates during day... Posted by The White Moose Café on Friday, October 23, 2015
Vegans, how do you expect me to read ALL the death wishes if you can't keep your messages to one sentence? Come on now.... Posted by The White Moose Café on Saturday, October 24, 2015
Paulie never backed down, though.
**SPECIAL OFFER ON FULL IRISH BREAKFAST - ONE DAY ONLY**Seeing as we have had so many vegans trying to 'turn' us over... Posted by The White Moose Café on Saturday, October 24, 2015
At one point, he challenged vegans to up their game, doing everything short of getting on The White Moose roof and shouting, “IS THAT ALL YOU GOT?!”
Precious vegans,We have received over 2,000 1 star reviews on our café over the past 24 hours. Using some of the... Posted by The White Moose Café on Saturday, October 24, 2015
In the meantime, there was a smaller battle between several branch Facebook pages and groups pledging allegiance or hatred toward the cafe.
The cops were even brought into this battle at one point.
For any vegans worried about the mass shooting I am going to commit with the AK47 I have sitting conveniently beside my... Posted by The White Moose Café on Saturday, October 24, 2015
In the end, meat seemingly won BIG.
This isn't the first time The White Moose Café has been involved in a public Internet feud.
The restaurant stirred up some controversy after it posted CCTV footage of one of its customers eating.
To accompany the video, Stenson reportedly wrote on Facebook,
Dear Guests, Before you leave a negative review of the food in our White Moose Café on Facebook, may I remind you that we have CCTV cameras in our café that both capture and record footage of people horsing food into them and clearing our plates clean. If you are not happy with your food, tell us AT THE TIME and whatever you do, DON'T F**KING EAT IT. We will happily give you another dish which may better suit your discerning palate. In that way, you won't have to go and write a negative review AFTER THE FACT, which could damage the thus far untarnished reputation of our café. Your issues would have been resolved there and then, no negative review would be necessary, and we would all live happily ever after.
So, if you're a restaurant owner and want to make some quick money, I strongly suggest getting into a fight with vegans worldwide.
But maybe don't be such a dick about it.