Delinda Jensen, vegan food truck owner from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is out of business after sharing an insensitive and inflammatory post on Facebook about the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
What did she say?
Jensen on Monday shared a post that read, “Yes I am jaded. Fifty nine meat eaters dead. How many animals will live because of this?”
She immediately faced backlash in the comments section, and it only got worse from there.
Jensen responded to her status with, “I don’t give a [expletive] about carnists anymore.”
She began receiving death threats as a result of her comments.
According to Jensen, the death threats got so bad that she had to park her vegan food truck and go out of business.
How did she explain her post?
Jensen spoke to The Times Leader, where she expressed remorse for the Facebook status.
“I [expletive] up,” she told the newspaper. “Was it poorly written? Absolutely. Do I regret it? Yes. I am so sorry I wrote that.”
Jensen told the publication that she was not celebrating the mass killing of 59 people in Las Vegas with her status.
“Meat eaters or not, no one deserves to die like that,” Jensen explained. “I wasn’t celebrating the death of those people. That’s not how vegans think — we are non-violent.”
Jensen said that the point of the posting was to educate people on the amount of animal killings that occur annually.
How bad did the death threats get?
Jensen said that she deactivated her Facebook profile, and added that it’s “like a lynch mob is forming.”
“It’s seems that it’s no longer about the Facebook post — now it’s about eating meat,” she added.
Jensen revealed that she received “hundreds” of comments, phone calls, and death threats as a result of her “moment of stupidity.”
“There’s just so much visceral hate out there,” Jensen complained.