A man was filmed happily eating a shish kebab in front of animal rights activists as they protested outside several New York City stores.
The man, who has not yet been identified, was filmed eating his shish kebab in front of the Nike store in New York City on Saturday, where animal rights groups were protesting the company’s use of animal products.
He came off the street and started eating his meal in front of the activists, according to @ViralNewsNYC, at which point a woman confronts him and tells him: ‘You’re disgusting. Who do you think you are? You’re a coward, you’re just a f****** coward.
‘You’re a piece of s*** and you’re embarrassing,’ the woman continues. ‘What am I going to do? Nothing, you’re going to die on your own.’
The video then cuts to another woman in a hat berating the man, asking him if ‘it feels f****** good?’
An unidentified man was filmed eating a shish kebab in front of animal rights activists as a woman confronts him and tells him he is a ‘coward’
Another woman then starts berating the man, asking him if it ‘feels f****** good’ to eat meat in front of a bunch of vegans
‘You and your small d*** and your p**** way of killing animals and it feels good in front of the vegans, huh?’ she yells at the man, who starts nodding and makes a show of licking the remaining meat on his shish kebab.
‘You have all the blood on your face and on your hands,’ the woman continues to scream. ‘It feels good with your small d***.
‘Shame, shame, shame,’ she yells as she walks away.
The video has now been viewed over 564,200 times, garnering more than 16,800 likes on Twitter.
Many online applauded the man eating a shish kebab in the now viral video
Many of the people who responded seemed to applaud the man, who was seen wearing a white t-shirt and sunglasses as he walked around Manhattan on Saturday.
One man said he deserved a beer to go with his shish kebab, while another said he deserves an Alex Stein award, referring to a conservative comedian who often trolls progressive liberals.
A third Twitter user said he would do the same if he lived in New York City, writing: ‘I’d bring 50 of my buddies and have a giant BBQ.’
He then went on to call the unidentified man a ‘stud.’
The confrontation came as PETA, the animal rights organization held a planned demonstration in front of the Nike, Dior and Louis Vuitton stores to protest their use of animal products
The activists were filmed spilling fake blood in front of the Louis Vuitton and Dior stores
The confrontation came as PETA and other animal rights organizations marched through Manhattan in their annual Animal Rights March.
As hundreds of protesters made their way down to SoHo, they stopped at the Nike, Dior and Louis Vuitton stores to protest their use of animal products.
There, they were filmed spilling fake blood in front of the Louis Vuitton and Dior stores, as they chanted ‘Shame on you for what you do’ and ‘Christian Dior, animal abuser.’
They also held a sign outside of the Dior store reading: ‘Fur is dead,’ and went on to protest at the Nike store, where they chanted ‘kangaroos are not shoes’ and ‘massacres we do not condone; leave the kangaroos alone.’
At the end of the night, the protesters made their way to Central Park, where they met with a New York City councilmember to discuss his efforts to do away with the city’s carriage horses.
The purpose of the march, according to Ashley Byrne, the director of outreach communications with PETA was ‘to celebrate the success of our movement’ and ‘to take a stance together against speciesism’ — which she described as ‘the idea that humans are superior to animals and we have the right to use them for our purposes.’
Byrne also told DailyMail.com that while she has not actually seen the video of the man eating a shish kebab, ‘it’s not unusual for some people to throw a tantrum. It’s nothing activists haven’t seen.
‘We are provoking people to think,’ Byrne said, ‘and if that thought makes them uncomfortable good.’