For one week…..Oprah and 378 of her Harpo staffers went vegan.
That meant no meat, no fish, no milk, no eggsâ€”nothing that comes from an animalâ€”for seven full days.
According to Oprah, there are two main reasons why she launched this Vegan Challenge.
At the end of the week:
But really, the actions of 378 Harpo employees was never the point.
The real question is whether or not the millions of Oprah’s viewers will be moved to become a little more vegan and a little less carnivore.
But surprsingly, Oprah and her vegan guru Kathy Freston have been sufferingÂ a bit of a backlash from the vegan community regarding the foods showcased during this episode. Their complaint is that instead of promoting a diet based on “real food”, the participants were shown eating a variety of processed & packaged McVegan meals from Whole Foods.
And that seems to have gotten some “real” vegans’ knickers in a knot.
To the point where on some vegan online forums & blogs, Oprah’s vegan guru Kathy Freston is being branded as a pseudo-vegan.
Harsh. Possibly true, but harsh nonetheless.
So, here’s my question for you:
After taking a look at Kathy Freston’s suggested vegan meal plan, do you consider her a true vegan?