johnny depp vegan
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Vegan.
Photo: The Image Worx / Shutterstock.com

Think of the coolest, nicest, most talented, handsome and famous guy around. Are you picturing Johnny Depp? Me too. That’s why we hope this news is true.

A source is saying that Depp has eliminated meat and dairy from his diet (as well as booze) for his new girlfriend Amber Heard.

The annonymous source said, “He’s also taken up a vegan diet and Pilates after she told him about the benefits and now he’s raving about losing his paunch.”

Weight loss after going vegan? Sounds about right. Plenty of cool celebs have gone vegan making the diet and lifestyle a part of the mainstream. But Depp is one of the coolest. Having him on team vegan would surely inspire a great many people to give it a go.

The actor isn’t the most vocal about his private life, but hopefully we’ll hear more on this story to be able to report. Just imagine if Depp sat next to you at your favorite vegan restaurant. Could you finish your seitan piccata?

Via Vegetarian Star

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Yvonne Bishop-Weston

    Great news – Pirates of the Carob Bean Triumph!

  • Ra_ke

    So glad for him..I love Johnny and I love animals too..great news!!! I’m sooooooooooooooooo happy!!

    • Max Bin

      I love animals and love to eat certain kinds too :)

  • Marie Roxanne

    You should be doing a lifestyle change for yourself, he’s doing it “for his girlfriend”
    I find that many who do a lifestyle change “for” another person, doesn’t do it for the long term.

    • Lea

      I think “for his girlfriend” was just unfortunate wording by the writer of the article- it’s not a direct quote, and it isn’t what the source is quoted as saying. His girlfriend told him of the benefits and he decided to give it a go. He has already seen positive results of the change in mind and body, which are ultimately for him and nobody else (except the animals and planet!). He has also been quoted speaking out about violence toward animals. Sounds like he’s on the right track.

  • TheVegan

    That would be great if he actually has become vegan. I am guessing he
    may have adopted a vegan diet which of course is not the same as being
    vegan. But that would be very cool if he actually has become a vegan and
    speaks out about it even if it’s just occasionally. I do think
    celebrities being vegan get people to think twice about it when
    otherwise they never would. For example I can’t imagine how many people
    Alicia Silverstone has turned vegan. :-)

    • Max Bin

      or not

      • jude arsenault

        so you really want to make it clear in your uncourageous anonymous way that you are selfish and heartless etc

  • Vicci Leomant

    welcome to the wild side Johnny!

  • Jacob Noah

    I like meat and dairy products why to copy someone whom you don’t even know and destroy your lifestyle. As the last paragraph says that ”Just imagine if Depp sat next to you at your favorite vegan restaurant. Could you finish your seitan piccata?”. Yes i would.

  • claud1a

    I’m getting very tired of high and mighty vegans defining a difference between adopting a vegan diet and being “a vegan”. Get off your high horses. It’s counter-productive to have such an exclusive, elitist opinion. People should be applauded for the steps they are taking not made to feel what they are doing is not good enough because they aren’t a vegan “purist”. I’ve been “a vegan” for 17 years and I have had to learn to respect the fact people tread different paths and walk at different speeds. Doing something is better than doing nothing.

    • Lea

      I agree, I think it’s good to try to raise the bar, but everyone does this at their own pace and for their own reasons. Where one person draws the line is not where someone else might, and that’s okay. All we can do is share knowledge and keep learning.

      • jude arsenault

        no it is not ok and you would never even think of saying that if it was your life in question.get over yourself

      • http://www.art-by-lea-stretch.tumblr.com/ Lea

        Actually, it is okay. Get over myself? The irony in this one is strong.

        You do not understand how the human ego works, nor do you understand how deep the roots of animal consumption go across the planet, so I suggest you refrain from telling people to get over themselves when you believe you are better than 8 billion people. You are a tiny speck in the grand scheme of things. I am looking BEYOND myself at a far wider scale than you are.

        Until you can make the entire world (8 BILLION PEOPLE) unlearn everything they were brought up learning in one instant (impossible), then they are going to wake up gradually one step at a time, but you can bet that they’re NOT going to even attempt it at all if the people who are already awake try to force “all-or-nothing” on them from the get-go. Unless you do have these types of magical powers. In which case do carry on!

      • claud1a

        Hey Mr/Ms Friendly, you are the kind of person who makes other people dislike vegans. If you want to do the animals a real service, you might want to sort out your attitude instead of coming across as hostile, high and mighty and really egotistical.

    • jude arsenault

      well to the victims it’s all suffering and brutal murder so you do not matter

      • http://www.art-by-lea-stretch.tumblr.com/ Lea

        If you begin telling one person they do not matter, then that is the message that will spread with you at the center. In actuality, we need to convince every person that they DO matter, that they CAN make a difference.

        What is it about this that you are not getting? Put your emotions aside for a minute and think about what message you are sending to the people we need fighting by our side. Animals vs Humans is technically a war, but the animals cannot fight for themselves; you need to decide what side you are on and figure out what the best ways to recruit others are- for the ultimate good of the animals- NOT FOR YOUR OWN EGO.

  • Pam Neufeld

    I have gone raw food, fruits and veggies. But not for Peta type reasons.

  • Changzhou

    Sounds great, and although he may start to eat plant based, he’s far from vegan, as he’s having too much fun out on the town with his fiancee–both of them wearing leather jackets–to go vegan.

  • mrs depp

    JOHNNY, YOU CAN STILL LOSE WEIGHT EATING MEAT AND DIARY IN MODERATION, AS WELL AS PLENTY OF EXCERISE, IF YOU LIKE YOU AND I COULD DO IT TOGETHER AS SUPPORT FOR EACH OTHER

    • jude arsenault

      you entirely missed the ethical stance here.animals suffer enormously and are brutally killed for none other than selfish reasons.why are there so many psychopaths in this world?