When it comes to vegetarianism everyone seems to have their own definition: some people call themself a vegetarian and eat fish, while others might claim veganism even if they buy leather. While I am probably one of the strictest (and coolest) vegans you will ever meet, when it comes to others I care more about what someone IS doing to help save the planet and less about what they’re NOT doing. I mean nobody is perfect and sometimes you just have to roll with the punches.
And speaking of rolling with the punches, that’s exactly what Paul McCartney had to do this week when he found himself booked in a “specially” decorated leather-clad hotel room, while on a road trip across the United States.
You see Paul McCartney is one those vegetarians that avoids leather at all costs. In fact, he refuses to buy leather shoes and even asked for the leather interior in his Lexus car to be swapped for cloth. So you can guess how this might have been a little awkward for him.
A source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper: “He booked the room himself, but wouldn’t have realized that it had so much leather in its interior. He would have been a bit annoyed, but the whole point of the trip is to travel anonymously so he wouldn’t have caused a fuss.”
Now, as I type this post I am sporting a locally purchased MooShoes leather-alternative belt, but the truth is that I will OCCASIONALLY buy leather shoes or belts from a thrift store because I feel it’s better on the planet and not contributing to supply and demand. But that’s just me! What do you think? If you were Paul would you have stayed in the leather-filled room or asked to move? Chime in and give us your thoughts!