The Voice judge Will. I. Am. continues to share his new passion for veganism across social media platforms - delivering an impassioned speech via Instagram less than 24 hours after his #VGANG tweet.
The former Black Eyed Peas musician shared his day's agenda with viewers of his Instagram story, listing multiple trips to the gym and interviews with various media outlets as part of his ‘mission’ and new lifestyle.
Will. I. Am. cited feeling 'tantalized' and 'hypnotized' by food companies, and health concerns, as reasons for his change to a plant-based diet.
The star said he's told his friends he’s going vegan and wasn’t ‘cool with’ being laughed at - explaining that he doesn’t want to be ‘diabetic, with high cholesterol, in and out of the hospital’ because of his diet.
While his friends may not have responded well, commentary on the clip we shared on Facebook was enthusiastic.
Song Julieann Lopez wrote: "I love when celebrities use their platform to share their Vegan lifestyle!"
Yza Buria asked Will.I.Am to go a step further and 'make songs about the liberation of all animals'.
Commenters aren’t the only ones making requests - Will. I Am. asked that viewers hold him accountable, by helping him stick to what he calls a 'hard-core commitment'.
"If you see me out there in the world, sippin’ on somethin’ or eatin’ somethin’ that doesn’t go with this plant-based lifestyle, please tap me on the shoulder and be like 'VGANG' - because I need the help."
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself.
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