Now we have Oprah coming along taking a 'vegan fast pledge'. WTF? Any TRUE fast would be 'vegan'. He reasons are 'spiritual' (can we use a more ambigious term). I ain't knocking her (oh f*ck it, yes I am). First off how you going to do a vegan fast because of 'cruelty to animals' and then go back to your normal eating patterns after 7 days. "Uh...I ain't going to kill animals for 7 days then I'm going to be up on it again". Second of all, I use to work in the book retail business. I got frustrated when Oprah had her book club. People started coming in for the 'book of the week' without even knowing the title or author. They just wanted 'the Oprah book' because she said so. They actually got mad at us if we didn't know what it was. You mean to tell me that you sat on your fat ass for a whole show and didn't write down the book? Or you can't even remember it? You're dumb. Oprah has gone through so many yo yo diets, surgeries, etc. She IS NOT a good look in terms of modeling one's emotional or physical health after.
I may have been with her if her platform wasn't ruled by 'spirituality' and an undercurrent of weight loss. I roll with people like Dick Gregory (the Original Green Gangsta) who understands how this impacts Original People and is involved with Environmental Justice/Racism.
With all of that being said notice how the Peta-crew is all ready taking her as their next 'saint'.