Gervais was known animal rights activist for many years but recently shared that he is in fact a vegetarian. In appearances on “Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon“, the comedian was asked who he would eat if he had to become a cannibal. He replied, “I’m a vegetarian so that’s even worse for me. I won’t…” before Fallon suggested he consume Paul McCartney.
For many people, the thought of going vegan can be overwhelming. Cutting all animal products from your diet sounds taxing, plus, the vegan community isn’t always open to new members. There are stereotypes associated with vegetarianism, but Gervais is here to put an end to those stereotypes.
In an interview with WSJ . Magazine, Gervais says he’s not here to force people to join him on his vegan journey. “I don’t want to preach about it because when I go vegan I see people on Twitter making other people feel bad.” He continued, “For me, it’s not about being 100% vegan. One, it’s about being better than you were yesterday. It’s about education.”
By taking the pressure off, Gervais hopes more people will make gradual changes to eliminate animal products from their diets.
https://www.thelist.com/752331/ricky-gervais-opens-up-about-his-judgment-free-vegan-lifestyle/ Ricky Gervais reveals his non-judgmental vegan lifestyle