How many things can TMZ conflate as “veganism” in one, 147 word breaking news piece?
The paparazzi machine shared that close sources say Charlie Sheen is living “the vegan life”. So while many gossip rags were ready to throw him a kale themed party, we’re staying in skeptic town because ‘vegan celebrities’ are seldom vegan (we may give Miley Cyrus the benefit of the doubt at this point though).
The nefarious actor is no stranger to headlines, but never where yoga and garden burgers are concerned. And although we have no clue what coconut water coffee is (we’re more interested in coconut creamers in our morning brew), it sounds like a better option than ‘tiger blood’.
Organic, holistic and ‘health kick’ all fine labels, but none take into account the animal victims of non-veganism. It sounds like Sheen is doing what he can to live his best life for himself, and that leaving animal products off the menu is just part of that equation. We don’t see him giving up the countless animal products that won’t have a direct effect on his health, like leather, animals in entertainment, or otherwise. But then again, he’s full of surprises- he might just go vegan yet.
A plant-based diet has countless benefits, but veganism has the ability to make a difference in more than just your own life. That’s win-‘winning’.