Has Jon Stewart Finally Gone Vegan?
The much-revered Jon Stewart swept the Emmy’s this past weekend with his final season on The Daily Show, yet his acceptance speech has piqued the interest of many in the vegan community. During his acceptance speech for Writing for a Variety Series, he quips about how in the past 6 (maybe 7, he’s not sure) weeks off the air he has missed the sound of applause following his cheeky jokes. Also, he says:
“Out in the world, there are tables of food, but you can’t take it. It costs money. Very little of it is gluten free or vegan.”
He dropped the V-bomb! There has been much chatter since his speech about the possibility that he has crossed over to an herbivore lifestyle, and the excitement is backed by lots of mounting evidence.
A few months ago, Jon announced that he and his wife Tracey, who is a passionate vegan, purchased property in New Jersey, on which they plan to start up their own farmed animal sanctuary. The news followed his interview with Farm Sanctuary owner Gene Bauer, with whom the Stewart family has been long-time friends.
Also, Farm Sanctuary will be honoring Jon and Tracey at a gala event in New York on October 24th. Tracey will be launching a book, Do Unto Animals, next month that is all about connecting with animals and understanding how they live their lives. It may be safe to say that, if Jon isn’t vegan now, he’s most definitely headed in that direction.
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