It started with a photo.
Or, perhaps, a few photos.
Tash Oakley, of A Bikini A Day fame, stands below the Arc De Triomphe on the streets of Paris, her hands in those of long-term partner Gilles Souteyrand, her head donned in a beret, a black, leather Chanel bag falling from her shoulder.
The eyeballs of vegans far and wide fell from their green-eyed sockets.
You see, Tash Oakley is vegan. Or, according to to vegans who aren’t willing to bestow the vegan tag on the model, a follower of a plant-based diet.
And so, upon seeing a black, LEATHER – do I need to keep yelling for you to understand the murderous nature of this crime? – handbag, mayhem broke loose in her Instagram comments like Instagram comments often do.
“I know that you have switched your diet to vegan and I think that’s great and it’s a start but please refrain from preaching you are truly vegan in any of your future posts,” one fan (?) wrote on her photo.
“We vegans,” she added, and I would encourage you to note the exclusive nature of the “we”!!!, “don’t wear any animal products wool, fur, silk, mohair, leather; etc. I wish I had your powerful platform to show all the wonderful luxury alternatives such as LaBante bags and even Stella McCartney.