I love it when celebrities spread the vegan message. But Carrie Underwood isn't vegan. I keep asking myself why she claims to be vegan when she says things to clearly indicate she isn't. Am I the only one who gets upset by celebrities like Carrie Underwood saying they are vegan when they aren't?
Here's the thing, unlike a lot of vegans I am all for plant based eaters. And I think if you really love animals you should applaud anyone who takes steps to eat less animals. That includes vegetarians, plant based eaters, and evens people who only do meatless Monday. That's less animals killed. Period.
Carrie Underwood seems like a really intelligent woman. She is talented, smart, and gorgeous. And it's clear she tries hard to keep her body in top shape. Her rebound from having a baby was just remarkable. In just a matter of weeks she was slim and sexy again. But does she even know what a vegan is?
I don't think she does. And she's not alone. There are many celebrities like Carrie Underwood who say they are vegan but also talk about times they eat animal foods. And they always have an excuse. In her case it was her pregnancy when she started eat animal products and she cites her busy schedule as well.
But sometimes, she can’t stick to (a vegan diet) 100 percent. “I want to be vegan so badly, all the way, 1,000 percent,” she says. “But traveling and stuff, it just kind of gets hard. Sometimes I may have to do some egg whites or something for breakfast,” she says.
It's quote like these that make me so mad. If she had said she tried to stick to a plant based diet but sometimes she didn't I would be fine with it. That's a diet and you can cheat on a diet. But veganism is NOT a diet. It is a philosophy. It's a way of live. It's a value system. You don't ‘cheat' on those things.
I'm not trying to be mean to Carrie Underwood or any of the other celebrities that rarely eat meat, eggs, or dairy. I praise them for doing it and for being so outspoken about it. I bet they save a lot of animals because they influence others to try it as well. But please…STOP saying you are vegan. You are not vegan. You are eating a plant based diet.
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