Excuse Me, Mr. Anthony Bourdain?


I just can’t let this one go by.  Anthony Bourdain of No Reservations on the Travel Channel and other misc shows and books, said this in Playboy:

On his loathing feelings toward vegans: “I don’t have any understanding of it. Being a vegan is a first-world phenomenon, completely self-indulgent.”

Self Indulgent? How ignorant is this?  I’m trying to not get riled up over what some ignorant loud-mouth has to say – but someone needs to talk to him!

While it’s true not all vegans are vegan for the animals, and  not all vegans are vegan for the environment, and not all vegans are vegan because of the world food supply situation – but an awful lot of us are!  And how are we being self-indulgent by caring about animals, earth and other people?

Those of us that are vegan for our own health, yes, okay – we’re so dang self- indulgent – but how does it affect him exactly?  Someday I predict he’ll need to retract this statement as he becomes educated on the ways and reasons behind veganism, I hope so anyway. 

Until then, Anthony, go sit on a sand dune and smoke your hash, you’re no role model for us anyway.