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I saw that on Facebook and was really disappointed. Then after watching one of his 'cooking' videos where he was using greek yogurt I unliked him on Facebook and won't be watching anymore of his training videos. There were a few comments asking him how egg whites were vegan, but mostly people congratulating him on eating something not vegan.

Another celebrity vegan bites the dust.
 

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From his bio:

Harper recently chose to follow a Vegan lifestyle. He enjoys a plant-based diet because it makes him feel clear-headed and strong. As a result, his genetically high cholesterol dropped more than 100 points. In 2010, he became the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary, won the Veggie Awards "2010 Person of the Year" award for VegNews and was honored as PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2010.

He needs to update the bio. And, give the awards back.
 

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From his bio:

Harper recently chose to follow a Vegan lifestyle. He enjoys a plant-based diet because it makes him feel clear-headed and strong. As a result, his genetically high cholesterol dropped more than 100 points. In 2010, he became the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary, won the Veggie Awards "2010 Person of the Year" award for VegNews and was honored as PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2010.

He needs to update the bio. And, give the awards back.
I agree. Jerk. And here I am, unassuming, non vegan looking, been vegan for 5 1/2 plus years and have never looked back. I think Farm Sanctuary even named a rescued piglet after him. I think a name change is in order. I love Farm Sancuary but they need to make sure they give their awards to people who want to be vegan for real. No surprise on the VegNews thing. They deserve each other.
 

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Thats disappointing
I really like Bob.
 

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You'd think being a celebrity vegan you'd feel more disciplined 'cause so many people look up to you, and watch what you do.
I think celebrities are starting to figure out that doing things like this gets them a lot of attention and publicity.

Maybe I'm just being cynical but every time a 'vegan' celebrity talks about how they eat cheese or eggs or whatever sometimes it gets them a huge flood of media attention and name recognition as a result. I only know who Ginnifer Goodwin is for that reason


I personally have no giant uncontrollable desires to run off and eat animal products and then blab about it to everyone periodically, and I find it hard to believe that I have more self discipline than a guy who actually works out regularly and is into fitness. And I also find it hard to believe that all these people are so lacking in self awareness that they wouldn't think about what kind of reaction the things they say publicly will get.

I think it's more likely this is a calculated attempt to get attention, and hey it works! Vegans get infuriated and rant about it and spread the info everywhere, and omni's think it's great that he is weak and inconsistent about what they consider flaky ideals and congratulate him for becoming more like them and easier to relate to.
 

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I think celebrities are starting to figure out that doing things like this gets them a lot of attention and publicity.

Maybe I'm just being cynical but every time a 'vegan' celebrity talks about how they eat cheese or eggs or whatever sometimes it gets them a huge flood of media attention and name recognition as a result. I only know who Ginnifer Goodwin is for that reason


I personally have no giant uncontrollable desires to run off and eat animal products and then blab about it to everyone periodically, and I find it hard to believe that I have more self discipline than a guy who actually works out regularly and is into fitness. And I also find it hard to believe that all these people are so lacking in self awareness that they wouldn't think about what kind of reaction the things they say publicly will get.

I think it's more likely this is a calculated attempt to get attention, and hey it works! Vegans get infuriated and rant about it and spread the info everywhere, and omni's think it's great that he is weak and inconsistent about what they consider flaky ideals and congratulate him for becoming more like them and easier to relate to.
Well said.
 

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We just had a thread about this dork, in which many vegans got slammed for being too holier-than-thou. I don't blame you for not seeing it though. It was erroneously entitled "Why Criticize Vegetarians?".
 

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I read something else recently about how he "cheats" every so often. I do really like him (I love The Biggest Loser) so it is disappointing.
Yeah like Somebodyelse said there was already a thread about this idiot. I had no clue who he was but I saw him on Rachel Ray talking about being vegan but "cheating" because he loves cheese so much. The guy was really obnoxious and just kept going on and on about cheese.
 

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Wow. What is this with the cheese. I see this often. Can't go vegan, like cheese too much, vegan cheese is so bad. I was never much of a cheese eater. I guess I'm lucky that being vegan is such an easy no-brainer for me.

Vegan but cheats = not a vegan. Yeah, more for the media.
 

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I don't know why everyone is freaking out over this - it's not ideal to "cheat" but it's not the end of the world. It's still way better for the planet and the animals to do it most of the time and it was an egg-- it's not like he ate a steak. I think it's fine to be human and not so strict. And his diet is still "plant-based" if he had a couple of egg whites and everything else is plants. I'm with whoever said at least he's open about it and not lying.
 

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From his bio:

Harper recently chose to follow a Vegan lifestyle. He enjoys a plant-based diet because it makes him feel clear-headed and strong. As a result, his genetically high cholesterol dropped more than 100 points. In 2010, he became the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary, won the Veggie Awards "2010 Person of the Year" award for VegNews and was honored as PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2010.

He needs to update the bio. And, give the awards back.
No he doesn't, he's still vegetarian...
 
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