In the last decade or so, veganism has become a hot topic, especially in Hollywood. That is why many celebrities have cut off meat, along with eggs and dairy. They have also encouraged their fans to follow the same regime to save the environment. However, the plant-based diet isn't for everyone.
Even though the vegan diet is a change in lifestyle that comes with numerous benefits, it also has certain drawbacks. So, those who did not find the diet sustainable or practical have spoken about giving up veganism.
In continuance, you can find 5 Hollywood celebrities who have tried and failed to go vegan.
According to an interview with Shape magazine in 2010, Ellen DeGeneres switched to veganism for ethical reasons, as well as she could have more energy back in 2008.
However, a decade later, in her 2019 Netflix stand-up comedy noteworthy "Relatable," DeGeneres stated, "I'm not really vegan; I say it for the joke. I was vegan for eight years, and I really believe that it's great for you."
So, she didn't have an exact reason as to why she has stopped following the regime.
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Former President Bill Clinton is another celebrity on our list who went vegan for health reasons or emergency heart surgery in 2010. He has talked about removing animal products from his diet in 2013. However, a year later, his doctor Dr. Mark Hyman told The New York Times that he had encouraged Clinton to "occasionally eat fish and lean protein" to avoid another heart attack.
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The actress Anne Hathaway started a vegan diet in 2012 to get in shape for her role as Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises." She loved the plant-based diet. Well, at least until she was served a piece of locally sourced salmon at a dinner in Iceland back in 2014.
Her co-star Matt Damon requested the chef to decide what they are going to eat. However, they failed to inform him that Anne was vegan. After the dinner, Anne said, "My brain felt like a computer rebooting." So, she decided to incorporate fish back into her diet.
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The heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has announced that he refuses to eat 'anything with a mother'. Yet, at an interview with Joe Rogan, he has confessed to eating 'wild' meat, including elk and bison, before re-entering the ring.
Apparently, Tyson would be unable to achieve what his body goals with the exclusion of animal products. Considering his vegan diet support, many found Mike's reasons for debunking the diet too vague. Even so, he prioritized his career, and once again, decided for a change in lifestyle.
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Last but not least, we have Miley Cyrus as one of the best-known celebrities regarding veganism. To be more specific, the star gave up animal products back in 2013 when she found the thought of leaving veganism terrifying. Over the years, she has promoted the vegan way of life.
Well, at least until her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth cooked her some fish in 2019. Later on, she admitted to eating animals at an interview with Rogan when she also blamed veganism for her brain malfunction. Also, Miley stated, "Now I'm so much sharper than I was, and I think that I was at one point pretty malnutrition."
Veganism is a healthy diet that comes for numerous advantages. But even so, celebrities can decide for themselves whether the vegan diet is appropriate for their health or way of life, just like any other human being. The only difference is, they are getting a lot of attention and negative comments in the process.