Ellen DeGeneres Disappoints Vegan Fans Yet Again
With celebrities, it is always wise to take statements about them becoming vegans with a grain of salt. Countless times a star’s announcement has gotten their fanbase excited, only for them to then be disappointed when the celebrity in question buys leather, wears fur, or supports a company that tests on animals.
We like to think people make mistakes and may not know the horrifying extent to which animals are mistreated, abused, and killed in various circumstances, which of course can be the case. With celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, however, it becomes increasingly hard to believe either of those options.
DeGeneres publicly announced that she became a vegan, along with her wife, for ethical reasons and even has a section on The Ellen DeGeneres Show website dedicated to “Going Vegan With Ellen”, where she promotes Meatless Mondays. However the talk show host quickly came under fire from her vegan fanbase for not only working with cosmetic company CoverGirl, which tests on animals, but also for creating her ED shoe line, which includes genuine leather and genuine suede.
After Finding Dory–the sequel to Finding Nemo–was confirmed to have both environmental and animal rights themes, DeGeneres is facing backlash again after a recent press conference in London on Monday, where she was promoting the film. According to the New Zealand Herald, the comedian joked about how she began eating fish again as revenge for the offer of a sequel taking so long to be made, and then added a few more surprising lines. She stated:
“When we did Finding Nemo I was eating fish, and then I became a vegan for most of those years. And then I just started recently eating fish, [which was] retaliation for no sequel. I don’t eat blue tang, and I rarely eat fish. I don’t eat meat or anything, but I don’t really enjoy eating fish.”
Blue tang is the type of fish that Dory is meant to represent in the movies. While Ellen’s new eating habits make more sense considering her entrepreneurial ventures, not enjoying consuming fish is an issue that can easily be solved.
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