Bill Clinton Should Stop Calling Himself a Vegan
Former President Bill Clinton is a fish eating vegan, apparently.
In a dizzying article shared by The Hill, Clinton credits being “vegan” for preserving his health. The 69 year old is excited to share the transformation he’s made to his diet, forgetting that eating salmon and avoiding most animals food products does not make you a vegan, it means you eat less animal products.
Even if Clinton had focused on a more appropriate “plant-based” label for the way he chooses to sometimes eat, he would have been off. Although he credits vegans for “nailing the meat substitute stuff,” and is happy to chow down on cashew cheese topped nachos, I wish he wouldn’t add to the media propagated confusion.
“The vegan diet is what I like the best,” Clinton told Politico. “I have more energy. I never clog. For me, the no dairy thing, because I had an allergy, has really helped a lot. And I feel good.” So while it’s great for Bill to focus on what makes him feel good, it’s clearly not a move focused on ethics.
Until we read about him denouncing animal products from more than just most of his meals, we’re not going to celebrate his “veganism.” I hope my aunts don’t refer back to asking me if fish is vegan.