For the past few months, self-proclaimed vegan Kathy Freston has been posting pro-veg columns on the Huffington Post. “Vegetarian is the New Prius” and “A Few More ‘Inconvenient Truths’” were smart and sassy in their persuasive arguments. It’s heartening to see the media take notice, but it’s a little odd that Freston is suddenly being considered an expert on veganism, considering that up until a few months ago, she only wrote about relationships and religion as a “personal growth author and spiritual counselor.”
But maybe all that meditation has gone to her head. In this week’s post, Freston’s third installment in her go veg series, she not only admits to not caring about the content of much of her food when eating out, but suggests that other vegans should do the same. “You’ll obviously want to avoid dishes served with meat, cheese, or eggs, but it doesn’t really matter if there’s a modicum of butter or whey or other animal product in the bun that your veggie burger is served on,” she writes. “You may give your nonvegan friends–not to mention the restaurant wait staff–the idea that vegans are difficult to please.”
For the record, I, for one, am not pleased, Kathy Freston.