The Internet was in shock when Australia’s Nine news did a story about a woman named Cilla Carden.
The woman, who is a vegan, took her next door neighbor Toan Vu, his wife – and their kids – to court in late 2018, but it was rejected because there is no evidence to her claim. It was rejected a second time by the Supreme Court in July.
Her claim was that the Vu family “willfully and knowingly” let barbecue smells into her back garden, leaving her unable to use it.
She told Nine News: “They’ve put it there so I smell fish, all I can smell is fish… I can’t go out there.”
Not only does Carden accuse the Vu family of maliciously barbecuing, she also complains about the smell of cigarettes and the sound of the children playing with their basketballs.
Of the situation, Carden says, “It’s been devastating, it’s been turmoil, it’s been unrest, I haven’t been able to sleep.“
Vu has done everything he can to keep the peace, even moving his barbecue grill and having his kids play basketball elsewhere. Despite Vu’s cooperation, Carden says she will continue the fight against him.
She also complained about the neighbors on the other side of her house, but they wanted to stay anonymous. They did tell 9 News, “Ms Carden’s demands were proven to be not reasonable and indeed were to the detriment of the other owners’ ability to enjoy their lots in a reasonable and acceptable manner.”
Now, the Internet is reacting to this story, and taking it to the next level. A Facebook user created an event titled “Community BBQ for Cilla Carden.”
The description of the event says, “Cilla Carden has a problem with her neighbours cooking meat on their BBQ, becuase she’s a vegan. Recently taking them to the Supreme Court!
Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a community BBQ in protest of her actions, and help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK.
BYO hotdog buns, p.s. NO VEGANS.“
The person hosting the event added an addendum to the event, writing, “THIS IS A PEACEFUL PROTEST, Nobody is permitted to enter Mrs Cardens property. There will be wardens on hand to make sure this does not happen. Instead the front yards of participating neighbours will be available for use, food trucks will be parked in participating neighbours driveways, throughout the street.”
The event is set for October 19 at 3pm local time. Over 4,000 people have RSVP’d they would be attending with almost 10,000 saying they are interesting in attending.
Check out Nine News’ report below.