Okay so those people who are like “meat is a cultural thing for me stfu white vegans stop trying to take my culture away” piss me off so much and here’s why:
I’m Lebanese, though I easily pass as white. And I get that I don’t have the same experiences as a lot of Arab individuals because I pass as white, but you know what I definitely still have? The food and its cultural aspects, shared with my family. Lebanese food is super meat heavy. There’s lamb in like everything, and where there isn’t lamb, there’s chicken or butter or eggs or labneh (a type of yogurt).
And I have veganized every. Fucking. Dish I have ever wanted to eat since I went vegan. I still enjoy vegan versions of traditional foods with my family. My dad and I even have awesome cooking adventures where we veganize Lebanese dishes together even though he isn’t vegan. It’s a lot of fun. I cook my cultural foods more now than I used to. I use rice and lentils or mashed potatoes in place of lamb, and vegan meat in place of chicken, and margarine for butter. My family loves making traditional plant based foods for me that we didn’t eat that much once. My meat loving uncle was so proud of the tabouleh he made this summer and we ate a whole bunch of it together. Because you know what I’ve discovered? It isn’t the meat that matters. It’s the spices, and the process of making the food, or the specific way it’s eaten, and sharing those foods with your family. That’s the part that matters. You don’t need to kill animals for cultural dishes. There are so many POC vegans out there who make it work just fine, and you could too if you would just listen for 5 seconds instead of erasing our existence so you don’t have to leave your comfort zone.
I’ll take this as a chance to bless my followers (but mostly @pitakhage88 and me lol) with GTTU Ri because, let’s all be honest, GTTU era was the best thing that could ever happen to us and it is a blessing and damn it makes me so weak, I almost threw my laptop once while watching a GTTU performance because I couldn’t handle the hustlin hustlin.
Seungri x Suit is tbh one of the best things ever
and he knows it
I really love to see his back, not because of his glorious butt but because he looks so majestic and great like that. Seeing his face is also very good and I’ll be the last one complaining if he turns around