This might be a first. Yesterday PETA announced the winners of their 2013 sexiest vegetarian award: the lovely Kristen Bell and her fiancé, Dax Shepard. Sadly, the comedian had to turn down the honor, as he started eating chicken again about six months ago.
Shepard responded to PETA’s honor on twitter and wrote, “I’m really flattered to be named “Sexiest Vegetarian” with @IMKristenBell, but sadly I can’t accept in good conscience because I eat chicken”.
For those who think he’s gone to the dark side never to return, have hope. He went on to say, “I was vegan for a year, but that ended 6 months ago. I aspire to be more like @IMKristenBell , but I’m not there yet.”
PETA isn’t giving up on Shepard either. They released a statement saying, “We love Dax, and we’re glad to read that he’s aspiring to be more like Kristen. We are here to help with recipes and our vegetarian starter kit, and we’ll be sending the couple a delicious gift basket of Beyond Meat and Gardein veggie chicken products.”
While not the best news, it’s still classy for Shepard to come out with the truth. And we’re glad that he doesn’t consider his food journey to be over. He was vegan for a year so we know he can do it again.
What do we hope is in their future? Since the couple just got engaged to celebrate marriage equality after the Supreme Court gave the boot to DOMA, we’re thinking a vegan wedding is on the horizon. Dax may not be fully vegan at the moment, but Kristen is so we’d be surprised if they did anything short of totally cruelty-free.
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