Edinburgh University has come under fire in recent weeks for giving a vegan student in lockdown animal products in a food parcel.
According to reports, vegan McKenzie was given a mars bar and croissant in her food parcel.
McKenzie’s mother Tina tweeted: “My daughter is in quarantine in her halls in Edinburgh. They said they would deliver food- she advised she is vegan. Edinburgh sent a mars bar and croissant #chaotic.”
She later added: “Happy to update that Molly has had some food and taking things in her stride.”
The news was met with mixed responses on Twitter. One user said: “I was wondering how well dietary requirements would be catered for in this scenario. Hope your daughter gets provisions soon. As a fellow vegan, I sympathize.”
Another added: “I mean, neither of those are even vegan, right? And even if they were, that’d be a pretty poor selection.”
A less sympathetic respondent simply said: “Being a vegan is a choice not a condition, it’s this kind of whiny snowflakery that makes students a joke in the eyes of ordinary working people.”