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DREW BARRYMORE!!<br><br><br><br>
Yesterday, I received my Nov. 2002 issue of TEEN PEOPLE (w/ Jack & Kelly Osbourne on the cover), & on pg. 110, they featured some people, including Drew.<br><br><br><br>
Here's a little of what was said:<br><br><br><br><b>Food fundamentals:<br><br>
The long-time vegan recently began eating meat again.<br><br>
"I don't eat a ton of [it], but I don't put strict limitations on myself anymore," she said.<br><br><br><br><i>Hey, it's Aurora....So, if she thinks (I don't know If she cares about animals at all, but...) fur is wrong, does wearing "only" fur-trimmed coats make you better than wearing full-lenght fur coat?</i> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
Guilty pleasure:<br><br>
"Macaronie & Cheese, and it has to be Kraft. Generic will not do."</b><br><br><br><br>
Wow. Kraft. Owned by Philip Morris, which is tests on animals for a way to "prove" that smoking isn't harmful(!).<br><br>
She can afford name-brand, she can afford nice, nutritional VEGAN food...she can ALSO afford a chef, rich little...<br><br>
LISTEN!<br><br>
I LIVE in the South.<br><br>
I am a vegan, & while I'm not <i>really</i> poor, I am not rich, either.<br><br>
She can afford to buy her own tofu processing plant, for God's sake!!<br><br><br><br>
She has stabbed the backs of animals (which she claimed to love SO much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> ), the enviorment & the Vegan community.<br><br><br><br>
PLUS she makes vegans look like they're going to stop because (...I'm mocking her now...) "Not eating meat is too hard!!" (She didn't say that...but her actions did!)<br><br><br><br>
Well, she lost a fan: Me.<br><br><br><br>
I didn't think her last few movies were that great, & I certainly didn't thing her acting was great...<i>At all</i>, but I respected her.<br><br><br><br>
No longer.<br><br><br><br>
P.S. PETA, if you want a replacement for your ads, please, let me...once I become famous.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for letting me blow off some steam.<br><br>
God....sometimes celebrities really suck.<br><br>
...Selfish, rich brats.
 

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Perhaps this will teach some of you (PETA in particular) not to put much stock into what celeberities do. Do you think Drew is the first vegan to go back to being an omni? Hardly.
 

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"..And it has to be Kraft. Generic will not do."<br><br><br><br>
Ha. She makes it seem like Kraft is high quality cheese or something. Kraft <i>is</i> generic cheese.
 

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Yeah, if you do a search for drew barrymore on these boards, you will find a lot of our not-so-nice opinions of her.
 

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Tame said:<br><br><b>Perhaps this will teach some of you (PETA in particular) not to put much stock into what celeberities do.<br><br>
Do you think Drew is the first vegan to go back to being an omni? Hardly</b><br><br><br><br>
First, I think it's fine to use celebraties to promote veganism...that is what gets peoples' attention.<br><br><br><br>
But, yeah, I bet there are other "vegans" that went back to eating meat.<br><br>
But see, I wouldn't call them vegans.<br><br>
Veganism is a way of life.<br><br>
You are not suppose to change your life to fit your diet.<br><br>
Veganism is changing your diet to fit your life: A REAL vegan doesn't go back to eating meat.<br><br>
I hate hypocrites, the "I-love-animals-so-I'm-not-going-to-eat-them", then they go off & do something stupid.<br><br><br><br>
I don't know, maybe Drew went back to drugs, or something.<br><br><br><br>
I have no respect for her!
 

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I have a bit of a problem with that statement, as any person who switches TO veganism from being a meat eater is doing exactly what the vegan-to meateater did, just in reverse.<br><br><br><br>
Meaties-to-Vegans are changing their life to fit their diet. MOST vegans had a time in their lives when, not only did they eat meat, but they either liked doing so, or at the very least had no consciousness of food politics as the vegan sees them.<br><br><br><br>
To qualify one as hypocritical is to qualify the other as the same.<br><br><br><br>
Not that I don't agree it's odd for someone to be such a huge flag waver for a cause, then turn on their heel. And part of the danger of having celebs involved is that when they do they take some of the validity away from such causes...<br><br><br><br><br><br>
However, I think it's highly unnecessary for you to have made the drug comment above. You have no idea what her motivations are, you don't even know her. You don't have to be on drugs to change your mind about something.<br><br><br><br>
You simply don't agree with her.<br><br><br><br>
Disagreeing with someone does not give you the right to defame them.
 

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I don't like the fact that people put so much stock into what celebrities do. I really don't care what they do. They are people like everyone else. I don't get excited about any of them. They're not better than anyone else and they shouldn't be obligated to do things just because they have celebrity status. If they do stupid things and it affects the average person, well then it's the average person's fault for glorifying the celebrity so much. They are not moral guides for the mass population. But yea, I didn't know she was a vegan either until this came about... but I thought this was mentioned about a month ago already. oh well<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Aurora</i><br><br><br><br>
First, I think it's fine to use celebraties to promote veganism...that is what gets peoples' attention.<br><br><br><br>
But, yeah, I bet there are other "vegans" that went back to eating meat.<br><br>
But see, I wouldn't call them vegans.<br><br>
Veganism is a way of life.<br><br>
You are not suppose to change your life to fit your diet.<br><br>
Veganism is changing your diet to fit your life: A REAL vegan doesn't go back to eating meat.<br><br>
I hate hypocrites, the "I-love-animals-so-I'm-not-going-to-eat-them", then they go off & do something stupid.<br><br><br><br>
I don't know, maybe Drew went back to drugs, or something.<br><br><br><br>
I have no respect for her! [/B]</div>
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You wouldn't call them "vegans"? Well, you called Drew one for a period of time, so it is kind of hard to take the title back after the fact.<br><br><br><br>
I guess you don't have to call the former vegans, but they are. Just like former Catholics were Catholics at point. And no, changing your mind does not make you a hypocrite. (Maybe you could make "hypocrite" your word for the day and look up the definition.)
 

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1: drew barrymore is a dumbass, be disappointed in her for that, not for her not being able to hang with vegitarianism<br><br>
2: celebrities are stupid, as is the cult of celebrity or becomming vegitarian because a celibrity is, or basing your opinions of vegitarianism on the actions of one (i mean how many times have we heard the damn "hitler was a vegitarian" arguement against vegitarianism?)<br><br>
3: dude, she also did a ton of drugs, ****ed up her life, and married tom green, the girl isn't exactly known for amazing life choices<br><br><br><br>
4: peta is stupid and i lost my respect for them. they fight the wrong battles. they'll attack a friggin cartoon if it depicts animals acting like humans, yet ENDORSE burger king because they released a crappy veggie burger (conviniently forgiving them of all their other atrocities against animals simply because they released 1 friggin non-meat option on their menu)
 

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How come when someone turns vegan everyone jumps for joy but if that vegan finds that for some reason veganism is not for him/her that person is *attacked*??<br><br><br><br>
That is hypocritical IMO. It's not anyone elses places to judge what's *best* for another.
 

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some people need validation of their choices, this can be obtained through others choosing the same thing. if its a famous person, all the better because they are supposably role-models.
 

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I think celebrities make lousy role models and really don't care what they do.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, that's just my opinion<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Ha. She makes it seem like Kraft is high quality cheese or something. Kraft <i>is</i> generic cheese. [/B]</div>
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what makes you think kraft is cheese to begin with? ehehe.
 

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Celebrities should not be role models, people shouldn't give a sh!t what they do but unfortunately that's not the case. So, knowing that, I'd say it's only natural to be happy about a celebrity practicing and/or promoting something that you believe in.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by kerouac</i><br><br><b>what makes you think kraft is cheese to begin with? ehehe.</b></div>
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My point exactly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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aes2 said:<br><br><i>4: peta is stupid and i lost my respect for them. they fight the wrong battles. they'll attack a friggin cartoon if it depicts animals acting like humans, yet ENDORSE burger king because they released a crappy veggie burger (conviniently forgiving them of all their other atrocities against animals simply because they released 1 friggin non-meat option on their menu)</i><br><br><br><br>
I agree with your post (especially about how she married Tom Green....God Lord, what was she thinking?) , until the "peta is stupid" thing.<br><br>
First, no action or movement is too small as long as it benefits animals.<br><br><br><br>
Second, Burger King (although I would never eat there, personally, nor would I endorse them) SHOULD have been acknowledged for serving vegetarian substitutes on their menu<br><br>
Why?<br><br>
To make a long story short, to show other meat-serving fast food chains that vegetarainism is a healthy alternative to eating meat (not to mention that vegetarians may just become some of their customers), & to advertise vegetarianism.<br><br><br><br>
Besides, PETA won't back down on many things.<br><br>
I trust them much more than many of the other "Animal rights" groups.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Aurora</i><br><br><b>I agree with your post (especially about how she married Tom Green....God Lord, what was she thinking?) , until the "peta is stupid" thing.<br><br>
First, no action or movement is too small as long as it benefits animals.<br><br><br><br>
Second, Burger King (although I would never eat there, personally, nor would I endorse them) SHOULD have been acknowledged for serving vegetarian substitutes on their menu<br><br>
Why?<br><br>
To make a long story short, to show other meat-serving fast food chains that vegetarainism is a healthy alternative to eating meat (not to mention that vegetarians may just become some of their customers), & to advertise vegetarianism.<br><br><br><br>
Besides, PETA won't back down on many things.<br><br>
I trust them much more than many of the other "Animal rights" groups.</b></div>
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believe me i am all for burger king not selling meat and instead serving a vegetarian alternative but keep in mind this is like the nazi's putting a bandaid on a jew in a concentration camp, while it is better than NOT putting a bandaid on the jew, does it really excuse the attrocities which the nazi's committed? burger king is still one of the largest mass murderers of animals on the planet and in my mind a veggie burger does not change that and they do not deserve my support<br><br><br><br>
however my point was that peta will jump on people for some stupid insignificant **** sometimes, basicly anything they can think up in their head as being bad for animals reguardless of if it actually has any impact or not, yet they SUPPORT one of the largest mass murderers of animals on the planet, which in my mind is a hell of a lot worse than most of the things they publicly oppose.<br><br><br><br>
but also don't get me wrong, i do agree with them on about %90 of what they do. it's just that the %10 i don't agree with i disagree with very strongly.
 
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