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#1 Old 12-19-2010, 12:07 AM
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As a kind of follow on from the Fictional Veg*n thread where there was discussion about how veg*ns are portrayed I started to wonder if there are there any Real Life Veg*ns you are disappointed in?

I was pleased to hear that one of my favourite Australian comedians Dave Hughes was a veg*n. Sadly though I was watching one of his DVD's and he joked about still eating fish. It disappointed me that it could perpetuate the vegetarians eat fish myth.

Have you ever been disappointed or pi$sed off with a high profile veg*n?

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#2 Old 12-19-2010, 03:52 AM
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Have you ever been disappointed or pi$sed off with a high profile veg*n?

Yes almost all of them since the majority seem to resort back to being omni for ridiculous reasons, only stick with it for a short while to look "trendy" or admit to still eating fish/other non veg*n food.

Some of the ones that do NOT disasspoint me are Ellen, Emily Deschanel, and Woody Harrelson.
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As a kind of follow on from the Fictional Veg*n thread where there was discussion about how veg*ns are portrayed I started to wonder if there are there any Real Life Veg*ns you are disappointed in?

Why would someone's austerity in their diet call for your disappointment?
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#4 Old 12-19-2010, 08:39 AM
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Dennis Kucinich is a vegan and an awesome guy. He should of became president.

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Some of the ones that do NOT disasspoint me are Ellen, Emily Deschanel, and Woody Harrelson.



Heather Mills (Paul McCartney's ex wife) is a vegan.
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Dennis Kucinich is a vegan and an awesome guy. He should of became president.

Dennis AND Sandy! I can't find the info now, but doesn't Sandy have a position in PCRM, or similiar organization?

I wish all the failed vegans would simply admit their weakness. Every article that comes out from former "vegans" brings more ammo for the omnivores to use to justify animal slavery.

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Why would someone's austerity in their diet call for your disappointment?

When celebrities say things people agree with they're taken as gospel fact. If people disagree with them, it's dismissed. So many people are vegan-phobic anyway they feed on anything that justifies eating animals.

I watched the t.v. show Funniest Commercials because Isaiah Mustafa (vegan- Old Spice guy) hosted it. He had a line saying Hasselhoff looked good in leather. It may be a small thing, but I find vegan celebrities seem to be fed lines that they would never say on their own. Like Woody H.s character in Zombieland eating twinkies. Of all the amusment park food they could of picked for that character, why beef tallow twinkies? Pam Anderson did a bit on a news segment show on celebrity food where she talked about making cobb salad. Hers was naturally vegan, but when the guy reproduced it he added bacon. It's like they have to add animal products everywhere!

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He had a line saying Hasselhoff looked good in leather. It may be a small thing, but I find vegan celebrities seem to be fed lines that they would never say on their own.

I would say if someone looked good in leather. I'd even compliment my omni housemates on a well-prepared meat dish. It's not a huge deal - i.e. It doesn't signal my dismantling my ethics. Besides, who here is actually listening to celebrities for guidance on serious issues?
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Have you ever been disappointed or pi$sed off with a high profile veg*n?

No. They are all living in a land of extremely privileged make-believe, so I can't take a single one of them seriously.

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I was pissed off when i saw an article in a newspaper about Angelina Jolie saying that being a vegetarian/vegan(i don't really know what the hell she was) almost killed her. i was annoyed especially because i was at my boyfriends parents house(very anti vegetarianism) and i thought they were give me crap again...
and of course she almost died...anyone would die from eating only a leaf of salad per day(to maintain those skinny knees). you'd think that with the amount of money she has she would be the most healthy person in the world regardless if she is vegetarian or not. with that kind of money she could buy herself vegetarian food to make her live to 150 years.
the really nasty part is that she said how much she now enjoys a rare steak...bleah...how little of that can she eat to maintain a good view at her every bone?!
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No. They are all living in a land of extremely privileged make-believe, so I can't take a single one of them seriously.

LOL excellent point.
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Most celebs seem to go back to omni or do or say something stupid (case in point, Alicia Silverstone). People who I am not disappointed in are Morrissey and.. that's about it.

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People who I am not disappointed in are Morrissey and.. that's about it.

Yeah, about that,,,
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Whenever a celeb 'comes out' about being or becoming veg*n I tend to take it with a grain of salt reminding myself that they are most likely doing it as some form of a publicity stunt--similar to all the other ex- or pseudo-veg*n celebs [or bloggers ] mentioned already in this thread.

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Yeah, about that,,,

Clearly the chinese are not a subspecies but they do tend to push animal abuse just that little bit further.Just when you think you've seen it all out comes another video of some chinese women crushing rabbits.

Back on topic. I dont know much about any high profile veg*ns. A few celebs that people have mentioned here but i don't really follow them.
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Yeah, about that,,,

It's a disappointment about Morrissey, but not a disappointed about his diet or lifestyle. I may be disappointed if Joaquin Phoenix stars in a really crappy movie but I put that in a different category from being disappointed that Alicia Silverstone is a pescetarian.

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I have a close friendship with a person of Chinese origin so I naturally was extremely repulsed by those comments by Morrissey.

Tam! RUGH!
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It's a disappointment about Morrissey, but not a disappointed about his diet or lifestyle. I may be disappointed if Joaquin Phoenix stars in a really crappy movie but I put that in a different category from being disappointed that Alicia Silverstone is a pescetarian.

Can I have a link to Alicia Silverstone being pescetarian please?

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I watched the t.v. show Funniest Commercials because Isaiah Mustafa (vegan- Old Spice guy) hosted it. He had a line saying Hasselhoff looked good in leather. It may be a small thing, but I find vegan celebrities seem to be fed lines that they would never say on their own.


Isaiah Mustafa isn't vegan. He eats a strict vegetarian diet (no animals products) as part of his fitness regime (as it's his body that has helped with his fame) but he is in no way vegan (he doesn't follow the lifestyle).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAci1YblqHA
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I'll chime in about one time I was pleasantly surprised by a veg*n celeb. Tobey "Spider-Man" Maguire was on Leno a few years ago (before Leno left and came back - probably around the time of the 3rd Spider-Man movie). At the time, Leno's band leader (I forget his name) was actively campaigning for Peta's "sexiest celebrity vegetarian" contest. Maguire called him out on eating fish, and not being a real vegetarian.

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I'll chime in about one time I was pleasantly surprised by a veg*n celeb. Tobey "Spider-Man" Maguire was on Leno a few years ago (before Leno left and came back - probably around the time of the 3rd Spider-Man movie). At the time, Leno's band leader (I forget his name) was actively campaigning for Peta's "sexiest celebrity vegetarian" contest. Maguire called him out on eating fish, and not being a real vegetarian.

This is great.
Although this probably isn't fitting in this thread as he is long since deceased... Leondardo Da Vinci (famous and awesome; so I thought I would mention it).
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Can I have a link to Alicia Silverstone being pescetarian please?

https://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/sh...=1#post2746836

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Dennis AND Sandy! I can't find the info now, but doesn't Sandy have a position in PCRM, or similiar organization?

I wish all the failed vegans would simply admit their weakness. Every article that comes out from former "vegans" brings more ammo for the omnivores to use to justify animal slavery.

Yeah she is: http://www.pcrm.org/news/release091029.html

I thought it was telling during the last presidential election that ABC didn't invite Kucinich to one of the Iowa or New Hamsphire debates. During that debate a bunch of pharmaceutical commercials aired. And I suddenly understood why Kucinich wasn't invited. It sickens me how the media controls who gets elected.

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If it was Iowa I apologize for my stupid state. We have tons of "Beef it's what for dinner" and "Pork, the other white meat" commercials around here too. Actually the Pork place that made that slogan and everything is located in one of Des Moines' suburbs, I've driven by it a billion times. They have their logo on part of the building and it's a giant cut of meat with the slogan under it. Back on topic, I believe Clint Eastwood is a vegetarian, anybody else know for sure?
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Back on topic, I believe Clint Eastwood is a vegetarian, anybody else know for sure?

I remember reading that in some interview he expressed annoyance how people attribute veg*nism to him even though he isn't veg*n. But don't quote me on that.

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Isaiah Mustafa isn't vegan. He eats a strict vegetarian diet (no animals products) as part of his fitness regime (as it's his body that has helped with his fame) but he is in no way vegan (he doesn't follow the lifestyle).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAci1YblqHA

That stinks. I'm glad he's advocating strict vegetarianism as a healthy lifestyle at least-he certainly wears it well!

I'm going with Chryssie Hyndes as the vegan I'd put money on the long run.

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I'm going with Chryssie Hyndes as the vegan I'd put money on the long run.

Not a vegan:
https://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/sh...appy-milk-quot

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That stinks. I'm glad he's advocating strict vegetarianism as a healthy lifestyle at least-he certainly wears it well!


I went and corrected the wiki article. I wonder if they'll accept the change

(It annoys the hell out of when people say that people who don't eat any animal products are vegan even though there's no evidence of them avoiding animal products in other parts of their life )
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Found the bit about Clint Eastwood not being vegetarian:
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2008/12/16/c...tarian-either/

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