More and more celebrities are choosing to adopt a meat-free, dairy-free diet, whilst vegan restaurants and recipe websites are more popular than ever, making veganism not only a cultural trend but also a front-runner in the food industry.
Orlando isn’t vegan, although he has been rumoured to be vegetarian and claims to be “90% vegan” in an interview with The Sunday Times Style (see video below).
Read more on what the actor thinks about cruelty-free eating, and his and Katy Perry’s favourite vegan treats.
The Rumours About Bloom Being Vegan
According to IMDb Bloom “used to be a vegetarian, but he had to go back to eating meat when he was filming The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).” Then, in a 2005 interview the actor claimed to have eaten goat!
Nowadays, Bloom is often seen as a sort of sage, working closely with world-reaching children’s charities UNICEF and Voices of Youth. The actor has also been embracing life as a Buddhist since 2007, a religion that forbids the consumption of almost all animal products including milk, honey and cheese.
However, Bloom was photographed outside Old Place, a small, family run, heavily meat-serving restaurant. He captioned the Insta snap asking people to stop by and try some of the food that he called “honest and delicious”. It would be difficult to label someone who advertises a restaurant with pheasant sausage and lamb chops on the menu as vegan, or even vegetarian, ethically speaking. Yet, not long before this an adorable picture of Bloom cuddling three baby chicks can be seen on the feed, leading some fans to debate his true moral leanings.
All in all, it appears that Bloom has been an on and off vegetarian for many years, and despite his goat mishap in 2005 and the Old Place ad, has dubbed Burger King’s vegan Impossible Whopper as “the road trip must have”. The actor doesn’t talk about the topic much himself but according to Katy Perry it can be said that, although he doesn’t follow a strictly vegan diet, or even a completely meat-free diet, he is conscious about ethical eating and has even been trying to convince Perry to go plant-based.
Getting Katy Perry to Go Plant-Based
Pop star Katy Perry has been dating Bloom on and off since 2016. After Bloom popped the question on Valentines Day 2019, Perry became pregnant the same year with her first child, a baby girl.
Talking to Entertainment Tonight in 2018 Perry said that Bloom is “always trying to get me to go hike, or do yoga or eat vegan,” despite saying that she’d rather go to Taco Bell and posting this tweet, “*thinks about being vegan whilst eating a slim jim*”.
Even still, when she took to Instagram to talk about her new album and her expected pregnancy, the artist told her fans that beef “grosses” her out and that to satisfy her meat cravings she has a plant-based burger Impossible Burger instead.
You will also probably remember Katy Perry dressing up as a vegan burger at last year’s Met Gala, whilst in the same year, Impossible Foods reported having raised $300 through celebrity backed funding, including of course, support from Katy Perry herself. The couple clearly have a vegan streak and like to try the diet, despite not sticking to it 100% of the time.
Celebrities Going Vegan
There has been an increasing number of celebs deciding to make the change to vegan over the past few years, including the likes of Zac Efron, Ellie Goulding, Serena Williams and many others. The cultural trend has even taken to twitter feeds, Instagram channels and the TikTok profile #vegan has over 1.9 billion views. It seems that green eating has taken the world by storm.