These nine musicians are thriving on a vegan lifestyle
Once a fringe movement, veganism is becoming increasingly popular in the mainstream, even among celebrities.
While many of us feast happily on toast and peanut butter, frozen veggies and cans of beans, successful musicians and actors are also enjoying the lifestyle. That said, most of them are doing it with a little more pizazz — with the exception of Billie Eilish, that is, who appears to survive pretty much on canned beans. Whatever works.
Anyway, without further ado, let’s take a look at musicians you might not have known were in the vegan club, alongside a few who’ve probably made it pretty clear to everyone at this point.
We’re looking at you, Bryan Adams.
Now vegan for nearly six years, former No Doubt member Tony Kanal is in it for the ethics.
“I did it for the animals, plain and simple,” the star wrote in a Tweet celebrating his fourth year vegan.
This music industry pro still regularly posts about animal welfare, and environmental issues, and even shared a picture of himself and his plant-based fam on World Vegan Day.
Alright, so Moby’s got a few opinions — and is clearly unafraid to voice them. One of said opinions happens to be that, given the opportunity, we should be kind to animals. Radical.
Not only does the star take firm stands on social and political issues, but he’s willing to put his money where his mouth is. In fact, he’s sold both his record collection and a house in order to support vegan non-profits.
You can find videos online with Moby’s Ted Talk on the topic and his tips on being vegan on a budget.
A regular celebrator of animals, singer-songwriter Bif Naked is vegan from a place of love, and makes that clear through regular posts on social media.
“May peace surround you and fill your heart, today, and for the week ahead,” a recent Tweet from the star read.
“May we all share and be kind. May I assist and uplift others with whom I interact. May there be a real bounty of snacks to nosh, and fuzzy little animals to pet, everywhere we go.”
Sound perfect. Sign us up.
Laura Jane Grace
Front woman of the punk rock band Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace is not only a committed musician and parent, but a passionate vegan.
With messaging a little more subliminal and to-the-point than Bif Naked and Moby, for example, the star was once photographed wearing a shirt that read “vegan is sexy” at one of her shows.
Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.Am caused quite the online ruckus when he went vegan early last year, but seems to have stuck to what he then said was a “hard-core commitment” long-term.
Now a proud member of what he calls the “VGANG”, this star says he’s massively improved his health through his shift to a plant-based lifestyle.
Having said that his motto is: “If you love animals, don’t eat them”, Bryan Adams is clearly a victim-focused vegan.
This star has even been so bold as to address the plants-don’t-have-protein rumors that seem to keep floating about for some reason.
“Well, do not believe the meat industry’s propaganda that if you eat animals and fish you eat protein,” he said in one Instagram post.
“Because all foods must turn into amino acids in the stomach before the body turns them into proteins.”
Having eaten a vegan diet since 1997, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu has stuck to the lifestyle for more than 20 years.
Not wanting to adopt the label, this star says she eats plant-based simply because it’s what’s best for her body.
Suffice it to say that “lookin’ for cheese” she most certainly is not.
Okay, you probably already know that Billie Eilish is vegan, granted. Heck, we talk about her almost as much as much as she talks about plant-based burritos.
The star makes no secret of her adherence to an animal-free diet, and is a clear animal lover with a particular soft spot for horses.
Alright, Miley Cyrus is probably, in all fairness, the most obvious vegan on this list. She’s been surviving on a diet, for some time, made up exclusively of plants, and the occasional lick of an inanimate object.
This is a star who has two vegan-themed tattoos, and has dropped the v-bomb at industry events and on talk shows alike.
Crazy about animals, Cyrus’s motives are harder to miss than a — just saying.
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