File this under Only in San Francisco: Ex-vegan critic of vegetarianism and self-proclaimed anarchist Lierre Keith got a pie in the face at last weekend’s Anarchist Book Fair in Golden Gate Park, and after calling the cops (is that the act of a true anarchist?), Keith claimed the cream pie contained cayenne pepper that burned her eyes. As CBS’s Eye on Blogs reports, Keith is a lightning rod in the vegan community after penning the book The Vegetarian Myth in which she criticizes industrial farming and advocates for growing your own food, and many vegans see her as a traitor for discussing the negative health effects of veganism.
Vegansaurus, while stating that they disapprove of the assault, admits to “crack[ing] a tiny smile.”
Other bloggers have naturally come to Lierre’s defense. As she told blogger Jimmy Moore, “I think the worst part was hearing people cheer my assailants while I was being assaulted. I don’t want to live in a world where people cheer while someone has cayenne rubbed into their eyes. They are vile, vicious people.”
Below, a video of Lierre speaking about her book.
Vegan Critic Pie-ed At Anarchist Fest [Eye on Blogs]