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 Post subject: Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the vegan empire
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 1:29 pm 
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Anyone read this in the Times? I mean, like, the whole thing? They're vegan, but not vegan. Well, they were (just for the 22-day challenge?). Something something kale, something something quinoa. Foodie, foodie, "plant-based" foodie.

Is it me? Am I wrong that this celebrity-worshipping, woo-inflected, personal chef-having stuff is tiresome?

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 Post subject: Re: Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the vegan empire
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 4:39 pm 
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I don't even have to read the article to know that I'm tired of hearing about Beyonce and Jay-Z. Booooring.

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 Post subject: Re: Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the vegan empire
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 4:49 pm 
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Bey and Jay are just in it for the $$$, so they'll say whatever.

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 Post subject: Re: Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the vegan empire
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while i think any exposure is great as maybe it helps other people to think it's less wacky fringe stuff and more legit but at the same time the cynic in me kind of rolls her eyes in their general direction.
i also think having celebs on their level claiming to be vegan makes it another fad. we know they dont care about animals and it's probably health related for them which is fine and all but once the next cool thing crops up they'll be eating lard and bone broth

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 Post subject: Re: Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the vegan empire
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 5:37 pm 
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paprikapapaya wrote:
I don't even have to read the article to know that I'm tired of hearing about Beyonce and Jay-Z. Booooring.

100%.

Celebrity worship in general bothers me but when it's about veganism it becomes personal. I don't really think that celebrities claiming to be vegan is really giving good exposure. I think most people think celebrities do crazy shiitake that normal people can't and won't do, and veganism is just another thing on the list. It looks unattainable which is worsened when even a celebrity can't stay vegan. It also helps muddle in other people's minds what veganism actually is.

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 Post subject: Re: Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the vegan empire
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 11:02 pm 
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The one good takeaway I got from the article is that they want to make getting vegan convenience food easy and available anywhere. If they have the money to do that, well, I'm fine with it. And I don't even know who these people are.

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 Post subject: Re: Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the vegan empire
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I learned that vegans live in Colorado and don't wear deodorant, so I've been doing it wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the vegan empire
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And here I thought vegans lived in Brooklyn or LA. And didn't wear deodorant.

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