Orange Is The New Black Star Laverne Cox Is Vegan: Why Are People 'Freaking Out'?

The star has been vegan for 12 weeks
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The star plays Sophia Burset on the Netflix show (Photo: Netflix)

The star plays Sophia Burset on the Netflix show (Photo: Netflix)

A leading animal rights charity has claimed it is 'freaking out' over news that Orange Is The New Black Star [OITNB] Laverne Cox is vegan.

The star, who plays Sophia Burset on the Netflix dramedy, made the announcement via an Instagram video with former OITNB co-star Ruby Rose.

In the video, Cox says she has been vegan for 12 weeks, adding: "Look who I ran into, guys [Ruby Rose]!

"I just found out that we're both vegan. [Ruby] looks amazing."

Rose describes veganism as 'the best thing ever', and tells Cox how good she is looking.

Laverne Cox with former co-star Ruby Rose (Photo: Instagram)

Laverne Cox with former co-star Ruby Rose (Photo: Instagram)

Freaking out

After seeing the video, leading animal charity Mercy For Animals claimed it was 'freaking out'.

Writer Joe Loria added: "The Netflix show explores a lot of social issues, such as racism, sexism, LGBT rights, and criminal justice reform. 

"Have the actors’ roles inspired them to make the switch and advocate a compassionate vegan diet? 

"While the jury is still out on that, we’re thrilled to see these amazing women using their platform to discuss veganism."

You canwatch the Instagram video here

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