|Ginnifer Goodwin - former vegan|
In case you're not as obsessed with celebrity vegans as I am and haven't heard: Ginnifer Goodwin is no longer vegan. About two years ago, she "came out" as a vegan and did several interviews on the subject.
She inspired me in so many ways! First, I loved her for being a great actress in two of my guilty pleasures, "Big Love" and "He's Just Not That Into You".
When I found out that she was vegan, I was floored! Also, she wasn't just vegan, she was a vegan Weight Watcher! YAY! Finally a celebrity that I could relate to.
Also, I based my haircut on her short hair. Mostly because we both have heart-shaped faces and I was convinced that if Ginnifer could pull it off, so could I!
Anyway, I love Ginnifer Goodwin.
Does her recent "confession" of giving up on veganism take away from that love?
I'm not gonna lie... I am disappointed. But not disappointed in Ginnifer.
I'm disappointed that the media is reporting on it in the first place! And the articles all say that the reason she dropped veganism is "health reasons".
She didn't elaborate. And she shouldn't have to; diets are very personal things (unless you have a diet blog!).
My concern is that people will read these articles and assume that because veganism wasn't healthy for Ginnifer it's not healthy for anyone. Dragging veganism as a healthy dietary choice through the mud... again.
And I hate that!
So my feelings on Ginnifer Goodwin no longer being a vegan: Whatever. I don't care. Ginnifer is now only a role model for me with her hair, and that's okay. :-)
My feelings on the publicity of her quote "for health reasons": It sucks. Veganism CAN be very healthy!
I wrote my research paper about how veganism can be just as adequate in nutrition as a non-vegan one. Is anyone interested in reading my paper? I can do a series of posts sharing it, if you like.