Vegan recipe tweet slammed for using Holocaust to push agenda

Many responses pointed out that the account was using the Shoah and murder of six million Jews to push an agenda.

The Twitter logo superimposed on antisemitic tweets (photo credit: SCREENSHOT/JTA)
The Twitter logo superimposed on antisemitic tweets
(photo credit: SCREENSHOT/JTA)
A Twitter account devoted to “vegan” recipes that has over 44,000 followers was slammed for trying to use Holocaust survivors to promote vegan voices. “Do you know why more survivors of the Holocaust are vegan?” the user asked. “It’s because they know what it’s like to be treated like an animal.”
Pushback was quick, with many arguing that there was no factual evidence to back up the claim that most survivors are vegan. “As someone who grew up with many survivors of the Holocaust, your comment about them being vegans is total and utter nonsense,” one person replied.
Others were more critical of the tweet, telling the user to delete it, delete their account and accusing the account of being “pathetic.” One person asked whether the account had put any thought into this “horrific” tweet. “I’m kindly asking you to delete it.”
Many responses pointed that out the account was using the Shoah and murder of six million Jews to push an agenda. This is common in discussions in many Western countries where memory of the Holocaust is often used by organizations and people for other agendas. For instance, PETA used a “Holocaust on your plate” advertising campaign to argue for ethical treatment of animals in the early 2000s.
There were many angry responses to the vegan recipe tweet. Some provided information that noted most survivors are not vegans. One person said they had worked with survivors and that not many were vegan. The tweet, posted on April 5, had already received some 2,500 responses within 14 hours.
The Twitter user appeared to be from Liverpool in the UK. By Tuesday evening, the writer had not responded to the criticism.