Senator Claire McCaskill Angers a Bunch of Vegans on Twitter with Pig Roast Photos

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Senator Claire McCaskill very much runs her own Twitter account, which is why her feed sometimes has goofy commentary on the fashion of the Supreme Court justices and personal Vine videos of her family coloring Easter eggs.

This Labor Day weekend she fired off a series of tweets about roasting a pig for her son's birthday -- with some close-up before and after pics.

Vegans were not pleased.

See also: Claire McCaskill Accused of "War on Men" by Wall Street Journal Columnist

Here's how it went down.

The innocuous first tweet:

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via @clairecmc

The before and after pictures:

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via @clairecmc

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via @clairecmc

And finally the apology / defense of Missourah's pig-eating habits.

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via @clairecmc

Why did she feel the need to apologize? Well, as she has emphasized many times, she has embraced Twitter and tries to read every comment sent her way.

Here's a sampling of the vegan outrage she might have seen, all via her Twitter replies:

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Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"Don't you have an overpass to hang off of??" do you have a boyfriend?

Erin McMahon
Erin McMahon

ok that is my new favorite phrase "angry vegans"!

Eric Kuenkler
Eric Kuenkler

Really? Nazi? Why? Because I'm German? And dipshit? Why? Because I don't think people should apologize for being who they are? Sure the world physically has room everyone but the world has no room for people who pick to accept only those they choose and then try to make everyone else bend to their will. This is a time for acceptance, or so I keep hearing. Being a carnivore, or vegan is a choice of lifestyle. Some will say being gay is a lifestyle choice ( we know that's not true) but we should accept it anyways. So why should she have to apologize for liking pork? Should every Muslim attack her as well because it's a filthy animal? Where will your argument stop? Should every Jew slam her as well for not being Kosher? Should every Vegan, Jew and Muslim move out of Hawaii because pig roasts have been customary in that state for hundreds maybe thousands of years? Or should they just outlaw it to benefit the few who are loudest?

Bridget Aholt Blair
Bridget Aholt Blair

WAY too many more important things going on in this country aside from people's personal menu selections!

Kristin Scudder
Kristin Scudder

Oh and you are the same ones that want religous freedom, only if it's your religion though right? Don't you have an overpass to hang off of??

Kristin Scudder
Kristin Scudder

spoken like a Nazi - kudos. The world has room for everyone dip-shit.

Kristin Scudder
Kristin Scudder

Wow go dick go! Must have hit a nerve?? And no fucktard it's not as bad; unless of course your imbecile ass thinks veggies can feel pain. So get your fucking panties out of a bunch, sit down, and shut the fuck up.

Jean Whitney
Jean Whitney

Not everyone is a VEGAN who finds this thoughtless, and sorta sicko! Do Missourians even understand the terms vegetarian, vegan, and respect for animal life?!

Sarah Cason Broker
Sarah Cason Broker

Why is an apology in order? Good grief. Waste of time and can't believe RFT is continuing to follow such nonsense.

Donna Nelson
Donna Nelson

Bacon I love pig roast don't look if you don't like get real here! It's the best of Life.

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Um, people really need to stop being so sensitive. Sheesh!

Josh Carter
Josh Carter

so what you're saying is you don't know where your veggies come from, because guess what? its just as bad, I assure you. the unhealthiness of industrial food production applies to all types of food, and if that is your argument for veganism, you're simply retarded(not that I've run across a non-retard argument for veganism, but I'm staying open-minded).

Deborah Nettler Mraz
Deborah Nettler Mraz

Why should she apologize? smh...not everyone is vegan and on a side note...mmmm bacon!

Kristin Scudder
Kristin Scudder

some of us actually care enough to try to stop this, and some stick their heads in the sand and eat on.

Ejrin Hodzic
Ejrin Hodzic

I was upset with the apology. not all people in #Missouri grow and eat pig.

Karla Smith
Karla Smith

A few people tweet they don't like the pig roast photo, and many times that take the opportunity to bash on/generalize vegans. Man. You guys are so sensitive. ;)

Dave Nunes
Dave Nunes

@ least it was'nt a roasted Vegan!!

Katie Markert
Katie Markert

agreed. And while not all of them are like that there are quite a few who are...so annoying.

Angela Polito
Angela Polito

welwho the hell eats a pig whole except my Greek friend used to put a apple in the mouth and roast it.. Sorry vegans that s the way some meat eaters roll.Claire u could had a pretty Kretsmeyer and called it a day.lol

Melly Vinsant
Melly Vinsant

I eat meat but don't particularly want to see the head on what I'm going to eat. My grandpa loved pigs feet, but it about gagged me to see him eat them!

Robert Davies
Robert Davies

That is the most unbelievable fucking thing ever. Seriously, Vegans? Seriously?

Donald Creswell
Donald Creswell

don't see why an omnivore needs to apologize to other omnivores for being an omnivore.

Kim Casey-Werne
Kim Casey-Werne

We are Missouriana so go ahead and pig out good eating

Rj Hub
Rj Hub

this is what happens when u have freedom . . . ability to worry about foolishness.

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

Sorry, but not everyone is a vegan. Too bad, so sad.

Riverbend Taxi
Riverbend Taxi

Love her response about raising pigs cows and chickens to eat them lol

Liz Kaucher
Liz Kaucher

Really? Not all vegans are insane activists. I really don't care if you eat meat or not.

Kim Nagle
Kim Nagle

She had nothing to apologize for. Those offended vegans made a choice to be vegans. She has made the choice to be a meat eater. Although it may not feel like it all the time, this is a free country. If u don't like it, keep scrolling. Why use your energy towards hate? (That's why fb doesn't have a "dislike" button)

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

these are the same people that want "under god" removed from the pledge of allegiance. they don't really care about it, they just need something to complain about.

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

As much as I dislike Claire McCaskill this whole episode was beyond ridiculous

Richard Peitz
Richard Peitz

As time goes on, we as a people, are slowly losing our f-ing minds. Bitch, bitch bitch about everything sheez. Pull your wedgy out and go about minding your own lifes

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

a bunch of nutty libs asking another nutty lib for an apology. oh, sweet irony.

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