A text conversation between two former friends has gone viral - after one (a meat eater) accused the other (a vegan) of hypocrisy, saying 'oral sex counts as eating meat'.
The pair, who had been chatting after meeting online, had the conservation when discussing where they could meet for dinner.
When 19-year-old Toni Ede said there weren't many options at a restaurant suggested by the unnamed 22-year-old man, he a bizarre series of messages.
He wrote: "You're a vegan aren't you?'
"But you've given head. A penis is meat. It ain't no vegetable."
When Ede asked if he was 'really that dumb', he replied: "Humans aren't vegetables. We are mammals. Therefore we are meat."
She replied: "I have consent - it's a live body."
Ede told newspaper The Sun that she was 'shocked' by the exchange.
She added: "Vegans can engage in oral sex, it's not non-vegan.
"If you're going to make that argument, you need to do some research. It was kind of humorous but also kind of shocking. I considered him a close friend and trusted him.
"I had to block him after this. He had no respect for my opinion, so why should I respect his?"