A religious woman who has gone on record saying that she’s a vegan has some big-picture advice for her fans: Stop taking the ‘religiousness’ and start caring about the people in the world.
In an interview with ABC’s Late Late Show, Amy Klobears, the former wife of conservative pundit and talk-show host Glenn Beck, said that she was vegan for ethical reasons.
“I’m not vegan because I’m religious,” she said.
“I’m vegan because that’s how I feel.”
“It’s a very, very important thing to me that we have compassion for people in this world,” she continued.
“There’s a lot of suffering, a lot more suffering than we should be talking about.”
The comedian and author is a prominent vegan advocate, having written a book titled, The Vegan Revolution.
Klobuchs said she wanted to give the vegan community the space to “express” what it’s really like to be vegan, as opposed to preaching veganism.
“There are a lot people in America who are doing this and they are not really vegan, and they don’t want to be labeled,” she told ABC’s Diane Sawyer.
“We don’t really want people to feel like they have to conform.
That’s not a good thing.
We want to make it okay for people to be who they are.”
Klobuchs’ remarks come as a growing number of celebrities have joined the ranks of the vegan fold, including the former Miss Universe, Lindsay Lohan, who recently became the first American to take a photo with a vegan vegan menu.
“The truth is, if you are really into eating animals, you are not going to have a big problem with veganism,” she explained.
“If you are vegetarian, you can do that too.”
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