I’m a fat vegan because I eat people who ask me this question.
No but seriously… I’m like 1000% sure this is a troll but… I know there are a lot of kids on this website and some of them are following me, so for their sake I want to explain something that I hope sticks with all of them, because if you can wrap your head around this now it’ll save you a lot of bullshit later in your life…. No one owes you an explanation about their body. Whether it’s skinny or fat, no one has to explain to you why they are the way they are. And to those of you who will have your weight questioned in your life, you do not have to justify yourself to anybody. You do not have to come up with an excuse or a reason why your body is the way that it is, no matter what weight you are. Even if they don’t mean “to offend” or they’re just “honestly curious,” you don’t have to explain shit to them. It’s your body and you are not required to justify how much space it takes up. (And you’re also not required to be nice about it.)
The other reason I decided to publish this instead of delete it is even though I’m sure this is a troll, this is real shit that fat vegans deal with all the time, and it’s always been a huge turn off for me in the vegan community. People question your legitimacy as a vegan, they question your diet, they question whether or not you actually know what veganism is. They ask you really invasive questions, call you a liar, expect you to have some kind of justification for why you’re allowed to be fat and vegan. And by people I mean usually other vegans, which is such a shame because veganism should be a movement that everybody feels comfortable participating in. I think a lot of vegans don’t want to accept that there are fat vegans (and trust me there are in fact a lot of fat vegans) because then they can’t tote veganism as this magical weight loss cure anymore and use it to fat shame people into going vegan. Then they have to tell people to go vegan for the other billion other reasons why it’s a good idea, instead of just making people feel bad about themselves.
So in conclusion, I don’t care how nicely you try to frame this question, it’s not an okay question to ask anybody. And if you do it again, I’m going to sneak into your house at night and fart on all your pillows.