Eating animals as entertainment. - VeggieBoards

Eating animals as entertainment.

SweetPotato's Avatar SweetPotato
05:50 AM 03-02-2016
Hi.

I just wanted to share my frustration about veggies being asked to eat animal products on TV for entertainment. Omnivores too. But that people who are vegetarians go onto these (terrible) shows and expected to ignore their morals for the sake of these pathetic challenges.

The only reason I even knew about it was because I saw it advertised. An advertisement that pointed out one of the contestants was vegetarian.
I'm talking about this in case you're wondering.
http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/im...me-out-of-here
Apparently there have been other vegetarians in the past too. http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1759038

They apparently normally provide those who are veg with veggie options for their normal meals. But then they have these stupid challenge things. Which is basically trying to make these "celebrities" eat something gross, usually eyeballs or testicles or something.
I mean, if you eat animals, I don't know why some parts are yukky but others aren't... A dog or cat would be loving all of it.

But yes "well done" for eating that *pat on the back* "here's your reward."
Pathetic.

Freelee had made a video in the past about My Kitchen Rules and the hypocrisy of the contestants. One who was vegetarian.
https://www.veggieboards.com/forum/ne...ewthread&f=117

Veg*ans are looked at as being the weirdo freaks on these shows and have to give up their morals and conform.
Not that I would ever want to be on these shows. But it pisses me off.
So I'm venting here because I have no one else I can vent to about it.

I hope that's OK.
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Phil1
08:01 AM 03-02-2016
Venting here's ok I guess

But yes, this is something a bit absurd. Those people desperately need attention and not their eating habits are "the problem", but the fact that they crave the attention so badly.
Somehow I pity them..
ModVegan
10:06 AM 03-02-2016
So many reality shows are meant to demonstrate the ethical ambiguity of their contestants - people lie, cheat, steal, backstab, etc. Violating their ethics in one more way (by abandoning their commitment to avoid animal products), seems like just another attempt to dehumanize contestants for ratings. I think the moral is, don't watch these shows, and never enter any contest that would require you to turn your back on your values for fame.

I was disappointed to read the other day that Leonardo di Caprio actually ate a raw fish in The Revenant. He says he's a vegetarian, and at his stage of fame I don't think the director would have dropped him from the picture for refusing to eat a fish! (I think he also admitted to eating raw beef liver for the film, too).

As my grandmother would say..."if everyone was painting themselves blue, would you do it too?"
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SweetPotato's Avatar SweetPotato
02:21 PM 03-02-2016
Oh don't worry. I don't watch those shows. I think everyone knows they are ridiculous.
Just another reason to be annoyed at them I suppose. Haha.

Yeah, that's sad about Leo. I haven't seen the movie yet so I didn't know. I wonder how he felt about it afterwards?
SweetPotato's Avatar SweetPotato
02:25 PM 03-02-2016
You grandmothers quote made me think of Arrested Development. Which is a welcome hilarious distraction. So thank you for that!
ModVegan
03:00 PM 03-02-2016
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Originally Posted by SweetPotato View Post
Oh don't worry. I don't watch those shows. I think everyone knows they are ridiculous.
Just another reason to be annoyed at them I suppose. Haha.

Yeah, that's sad about Leo. I haven't seen the movie yet so I didn't know. I wonder how he felt about it afterwards?
I wonder what he felt about it too. I know Joaquin Phoenix won't even wear leather for his films, and Peter Dinklage eats mock meat on Game of Thrones. Vegans and vegetarians shouldn't have to compromise their ethics for work, but it's hard to have your ethics taken seriously when even big stars like Leo cast them aside for film roles.
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