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How To Offend Vegans And Not Really Apologize, By A United States Senator

“So sorry I offended so many vegans. In Missouri we raise pigs and cattle and chickens to eat them.”

1. So it was just a normal weekend for Senator Claire McCaskill and her 100,000 Twitter followers.

2. Then she decided to let the world know about her son’s birthday! Awww.

3. And then this pig carcass appeared.

4. Then this:

5. And vegans online said:

 

6. Just a little upset.

@clairecmc All due respect Senator, that's extremely upsetting for some people to see. Maybe a warning: dead animal next time?

— JessCapB (@Jess)

7. “gross.”

@clairecmc um, Senator, that's pretty gross.

— dillesquire (@Cynthia Dill)

8. “ummmm…”

.@clairecmc Yep, that's what happens when drop your apple, it rolls away, and your faithful pet pig dashes into traffic to bring it back.

— puxxled (@Nicholas Mitchell)

9. The senator kind of apologized….(?)

Goodness gracious. So sorry I offended so many vegans. In Missouri we raise pigs and cattle and chickens to eat them.

— clairecmc (@Claire McCaskill)

10. “…”

11. And the media says:

@clairecmc it's all good, vegans like being offended

— jbarro (@Josh Barro)

12. And some were offended for different reasons:

@clairecmc I found it extremely offensive that you did not invite me to eat that pig

— jesseberney (@Jesse Berney)

13. In the end, Senator McCaskill should have learned from her other Twitter-famous colleague that tweeting about dead animals is somewhat controversial:

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