I’m of the mindset that Neil Patrick Harris, of How I Met Your Mother, can do no wrong— he’s just that likable. But yesterday, he visited the ladies of The Talk, and said some things that quite frankly were a little rough to listen to.

The actor and his partner, David Burtka, are the recent parents of twins through the help of a surrogate, and apparently vegan co-host of The Talk, Sara Gilbert, gave Harris some parenting advice.

When asked if he’d followed any of her recommendations, he responded, “Well, you’re a crazy, granola person, weirdest advice ever.” When pressed as to what Gilbert specifically told him to do, he said, “Not to vaccinate for ages and only feed them certain, weird foods,” ending with, “You’re a crazy vegan.”

Every parent has their own way of raising their children, and Gilbert, like many other vegetarians and vegans, likely finds vaccines to be ethically questionable, as some of the formulas contain animal components to them.

The clip of the interview is below, what do you think of Harris’ comments?

  • edward

    he’s an ignorant piece of s*it

  • Toodles

    Not cool. Of all people to be so intolerant…

  • Cheryl

    Shockingly disrespectful to his”friend”…I hope he’ll think about how condescending and dismissive he was to her. Must have hurt her feelings. Weird too because an osteopath isn’t exactly mainstream and he thinks that’s the greatest. And yet veganism is weird? Maybe his baby girl is having so much trouble and is so uncomfortable because she’s being fed processed, unnatural formula, instead of breast milk. Maybe they should hire a wet nurse…

  • http://VeganStrong(facebook) RAIN

    Sometimes the biggest enemies of veganism become advocates. Seeds grow…sometimes these people just need it to be more mainstream so they can feel ok doing it.

    I am giving a nutritional talk to an entire family for Thanksgiving… that is all I am doing for this holiday. Empower people with Vegan strong foods and cut out the horrible meats and dairy. It will be fun…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Vigneault/511380801 Elaine Vigneault

    I’m vegan and we’re vaccinating Whether you vaccinate or not isn’t so much of a vegan issue since a huge number of vegan parents vaccinate their kids. I think Harris made a mistake by confusing everything Gilbert suggested with veganism.

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    ?? i just watched the clip and its so obvious that what the guy says is just supposed to be funny and not hateful in the remotest way. he says “you’re a crazy vegan” with a rather funny kind of voice, not angry or serious.
    Sometimes it seems so true, vegans just don’t haver a sense of humor..
    :-(

    • http://www.natures-express.com Molly

      It didn’t seem like he was intensionally being an ass, he was just joking a around. Vegans are stereotyped for a reason and it’s because of stuff like this. What’s the big deal?

    • http://meatfreemom.blogspot.com Erin

      I totally agree. And it seemed like he was trying to get serious and explain the things he did take to heart and they kept badgering him “Yes or no?!” It definitely seemed like a joke.

    • Phoebe

      You do realize, of course, that you are stereotyping, do you? That’s not funny. Maybe it is you who doesn’t know what humor is????

  • Jen

    I understand that he was joking around, however I find that most people are quite judgemental of Sara on the show. They are always giving her a hard time and she is very graceful about it all. I love that she is on the show and is able to bring a spotlight to the veganism, even if everyone does not agree with her! I think he probably felt more comfortable giving her a hard time since they are friends. I applaud the show for giving us a voice on the panel.