A few weeks ago Ecorazzi featured a comment Ricky Gervais made during an appearance on David Letterman. To recap, Gervais was discussing his disapproval for animals being donated as gifts and said:
“They’re 50 quid down, I’ve got nothing, the African family’s going, ‘Not another mouth to feed.’ It’s ridiculous. There’s nothing in it for the goat. The goat wakes up in barren land going, “Where am I? A week ago I was gamboling through the Cotswolds in glades and then someone just kidnapped me, put me on a boat, took me to Africa.” It’s like Roots in reverse. I bet he didn’t want to go to Africa. I think the goat had no choice. …”
Well sure, a lot of people thought he was simply making a joke — and he might have been — but it turns out that Gervais is actually quite VEG-curious. In a recent interview, Ricky confessed to loving Christmas roast and cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon, but stated that he’s suffering with the morality of eating meat and is now “nearly vegetarian.”
I can’t say I’m particularly surprised with this news, as Gervais previously donated his time to help convince the Queen to stop using real bear fur in the Royal Guards’ caps. Pretty groovy!
What do you think about all of this? Is Ricky on the path on to vegetarianism? Chime in and share your thoughts/ encouragements/disprovals!