I missed this “top 10″ list of famous vegans LA Weekly put together a while back. The list includes everyone from Lisa Simpson to Bill Clinton and Steve-O (quite the variety!). Click here to see the entire lineup.
Just like everyone else, I’m guilty of paying way more attention to the lives of celebrities than I should. Whether we like to admit it or not, they have significant influence on our lives and culture as a whole. Even though it’s fun and interesting to read about who’s who among vegan celebs, I’m careful to take it with a grain of salt not only because the lifestyles (and eating habits) of the rich and famous tend to evolve with the latest trends but also because, as LA Weekly has done with the inclusion of Bill Clinton here, “vegan” tends to be used pretty loosely by the media.
Technically, my favorite ex-President isn’t vegan – and not just because he still eats fish here and there. President Clinton’s avoidance of animal products only applies to his diet. And as ya’ll know, being vegan is about more than food.
All that said though, there’s no harm in reading up about celebs with vegan habits. Just be careful not to toot the vegan horn too loud the next time a new movie star declares themselves a convert. You don’t want to look like a dope when she’s caught downing a milkshake by TMZ a few weeks later.