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Leonardo DiCaprio might be vegetarian and helped Gwyneth Paltrow cut out red meatLeonardo DiCaprio might be vegetarian and helped Gwyneth Paltrow cut out red meat

Leonardo DiCaprio Might Be Vegetarian, Thinks Meat Is 'Dirty'

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Is longtime animal activist Leonardo DiCaprio a vegetarian? Gwyneth Paltrow seems to think so and revealed in a recent article that “The Great Gatsby” actor helped her embrace a somewhat meat-free lifestyle.

Paltrow told The Guardian, “I hung out with Leonardo DiCaprio when I moved to New York. He was vegetarian and he’d talk about how dirty meat is and how bad factory farming is. I haven’t eaten red meat in 20 years and although Leo’s not totally responsible he definitely planted a seed. When I turned seriously macrobiotic, it coincided with my father having been diagnosed with cancer [in 1999]. I felt I could heal him by proxy.”

From Paltrow’s remarks, it seems DiCaprio was – possibly still is – vegetarian. How cool is that?

DiCaprio hasn’t confirmed or denied Paltrow’s statement, but it wouldn’t surprise us here at Ecorazzi. He is one of the biggest celebrities supporting animal organizations. Whether he’s helping African lions, saving wild tigers or campaigning against poaching, he constantly shows an abundance of love for animals worldwide.

If he is vegetarian, let’s give a high-five for DiCaprio! If he’s a former vegetarian, maybe he can find his way back, or at least be meatless the majority of the time.

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  • http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/81689/Leonardo-DiCaprio-Chomps-Down-Steak-In-Front-Of-Vegan-BFF-Tobey-Maguire

    Definitely not vegetarian, not even a little bit in line with this article. sadly.

  • Siraganda

    Many celebrities are vegetarians, but not steady, nevertheless they have a vegetarian heart! I think if someone is seriously veg and it can happen that he takes a bit from his partner’s plate or a bite before he gives to his dog – we have not to give him the impression that he is a fallen angel or so – or put our fingers on him – because exactly this reaction can cause the free fall back into meat consumption!

    • jude arsenault

      quit talking nonesense

  • AshleyannNews

    Go DiCaprio! I hope it’s true.

  • Lisa Robertson

    Sadly Leo isn’t vegetarian. He is a wonderful spokesman for elephants etc and I wish he’d turn vegan.. 🙁

  • I can never understand how one can call themselves an environmental activist but NOT be vegan. The farming and production of animals for human use is the most damaging thing on this planet. It is more harmful to our environment than all the motor vehicles and planes combined.

    • Lawrence Farnsworth

      Veganism is the best way to reduce one’s environmental harm, the science is clear on this, but anyone who encourages people to reduce their level of pollution in even the smallest way is doing a good deed.

      • I agree, every bit does help, but I just don’t understand when people like Leo who call themselves environmentalists don’t go so far as to be vegan.

      • Karl Malloy

        The best part of all is that Gwyneth Paltrow turned macrobiotic to try to heal her Dad’s cancer and it totally worked… he’s lucky to be alive today thanks to her vegetarianism. It just goes to show the healing power of diet and of being morally correct in your lifestyle.

        Oh wait it turns out her dad died very soon after she tried to save him by turning macrobiotic, I guess that it didn’t work after all.

        • Karl Malloy


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  • jude arsenault

    it’s pretty pretentious to be campaigning for some animals while exploiting and eating others.i doubt his integrity

    • Lawrence Farnsworth

      Not really.
      Him being veggie would be terrific for him and the planet, but doing some good is better than doing no good at all.

      I know little of DiCaprio’s private life, other than the fact that he is a tireless campaigner for the welfare of wild animals and has been for over a decade.

      • jude arsenault

        just consider the possibility that campaigning for wild animals can be an incredible image booster while at the same time,you can get away with exploiting killing,eating and wearing other animals who suffer and feel pain just as much along with the enormous damage that their exploitation does to the planet but you can get away with it,at least for now because most people care about and have no interest in exploiting or killing wild animals while at the same time have absolutely no interest in giving up exploiting and eating etc fish,chickens,pigs.sheep,goats, and cows etc etc

  • abe1000

    He looks too healthy to be a vegetarian.

  • Sue VK

    Vegans would be falling over ourselves singing Leo’s praise if he had made any mention of “dirty meat” during his speech at the UN Climate conference. Perhaps this is why he “hasn’t confirmed or denied Paltrow’s statement” > http://www.entertainmentwise.com/photos/81689/4/Leonardo-DiCaprio-Chomps-Down-Steak-In-Front-Of-Vegan-BFF-Tobey-Maguire

  • Tami Menzed

    I think vegetables and plants have life too, I’m not kidding, I mean, plants make oxygen and is important to breathe. I understand people not eating meat for hygiene, but it’s stupid if they say they don’t eat animals cos they’re alive, since everything even the rocks are alive

  • Gokuboy

    “Leo definitely planted a seed” oh yes he did. [INCEPTION]

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