The people who throw this excuse around must not actually do their own shopping. These people have clearly never looked at the price of a piece of corpse and compared that to rice and beans. I've never been to a supermarket that sold dead beings at a price cheaper than vegan staples which include; rice, beans, oats, tofu, pasta and bulk foods. 100% of people who use this sad excuse have never really tried a plant-based diet let alone living vegan and therefore have no idea how simple veganism actually is. They base their reasonings off some health conscious vegans who only eat 'organic' food and will only shop at 'whole foods' or who enjoy and can afford speciality ingredients such as mock meats and vegan cheeses which can be pricey (pretty much the same price as a dismembered innocent animal) but these can also be made from scratch at a much lower cost. Most vegans do not only buy from whole foods or eat everything organic and even if most did this still does not give anyone the right to demand another being die for their pleasure when there are so many cheap cruelty free options available.
Things like white male privilege, male privilege and straight privilege are all things that exist because people gain certain privileges from being in those groups and the advantages of growing up in certain places . Vegans as a group gain no privileges from being vegan, we are however socially and institutionally oppressed. In fact, we deal with a lot of abuse, ridicule and questioning for our choices. Which is understandable as we go against what is considered 'normal' for the cruel world we live in. To repeat: we do not gain any privileges from being vegan.
Face the facts, you have no excuse to not be vegan other than this; You are too fucking lazy and apathetic to give a shit that every day someone is killed/raped/maimed/abused just for your meal.