A man has been filmed eating a chicken meal in front of animal activists holding screens displaying animal cruelty.
Sydney man Harry Tate featured in the TikTok video uploaded on Thursday and filmed in the city centre during a silent protest.
Tate stood and stared at gruesome animal agriculture footage while biting into what appeared to be a meal from KFC, attracting a smirk from a young man holding one of the screens.
“What’s this all about,” he remarked while chewing into the animal-based product.
An older man approached him and discussed a beef meal he had eaten earlier that day.
While the stunt was seemingly an attempt at humour, not everyone was laughing in the comments section of his video.
“haha funny, joke you’re not,” one TikTok user wrote, another saying Tate had “lost a follow from me”.
“This ain’t it bro. You can do better,” someone else said, “I don’t know if I can consider this funny tho?” a fourth said.
Many others labelled the act “disrespectful” and unoriginal.
“That’s tough bro, the disrespect,” one said.
While a large portion of Tate’s 320,000 followers were unimpressed by the rude act, many others expressed their approval and applauded him for it.
“i've always wanted to do this but i never find those vegan activists,” one wrote.
“This is the only thing that you have done that is funny,” another said.
The activist filmed was clearly less than impressed, shaking his head at the observers and turning his head to look the other way.
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