Though some stereotypes would have you believe we only eat poorly, there is a substantial black vegan community. Actress Tia Mowry is lending her celebrity to the growing vegan movement by posing for the latest PETA ad. However, rather than go naked, Tia is photographed in a kitchen wearing an apron made of lettuce.

She opened up about how the shoot came to fruition. Ironically, it started because she was bullied because she is a vegetarian:

I became a vegan and I was getting bullied a lot on Twitter and PETA reached out to me and they said ‘girl we’ve got your back’. And they sent so many cooking books and pamphlets and I was like ‘Wow, this is really cool.”

I wanted to become a voice for my community. That’s one of the reasons why I decided to be apart of this PETA ad campaign. I wanted to educate my culture about the benefits of becoming vegan. There’s a stigma about becoming a vegan, some people say ‘it doesn’t taste great’ [or] ‘it doesn’t taste good.’ Don’t knock it until you try it. The taste is very vibrant. Its very satisfying. [….] There’s so many great things about being a vegan. I think number one, I’m becoming more conscious about what I’m putting into my body. And I feel great because I’m making healthy and better choices. I feel so amazing after I eat vegetables or greens. I don’t feel sluggish. […] What happens to these beautiful animals is just mind blowing.

I think some people are afraid to [find out what really goes on with these animals] so they think ignorance is bliss but unfortunately not in this case. The more you learn about the benefits of being vegan, the more you become alive and the more you become aware of why it’s a really great decision. Not only am I helping myself, I’m helping the animals out there, I’m helping the environment—going vegan, I feel great.

Her photo shoot brings awareness to the positive impact a vegan lifestyle can have on one’s health and how vegetarians help in the fight against animal cruelty.

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What do you think about Tia Mowry’s stance on and her experience being bullied, Clutchettes?


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  • Common Sense

    I don’t support anything PETA does! They are a horrible, violent organization and extremely hypocritical! And the only reason all these celebrities are posing for them is so they can get publicity.

  • copelli

    I have no problem with vegans. I have a problem with arsehole vegans who preach to non-vegans about how disgusting meat is.

    Long live the pork chop, I say!

    • Anthony

      I agree about the pork chops, Copelli. I think it is a crime to let a hog die in vain!

    • I live for Angus Beef.

    • Mademoiselle

      Are we naming our favorite meats? I claim oxtail!

    • Treece

      Bacon and Jumbo Shrimp for me please!

    • There are so many studies that connect eating meat to cancer… People in this country are dying like crazy from cancer every day… But long live the pork chop! Smh

  • Me27

    How do you get bullied on Twitter? And who bullies anyone about being vegan? If anything I see more vegans bully non-vegans into giving up meat

  • Mademoiselle

    Do vegan people also not wear leather (shoes, belts, watches) or is veganism strictly diet oriented?

    • jj

      I wear leather. I still eat some meat (jesus ate fish) so some vegans make it a lifestyle non cruelty to animals which is valid i am trying to adopt a more vegan friendly diet bc most of the foods we eat can b seasoned similarly without meat. I would like to choose kosher tho if i do eat meat all religions have dietary laws its a good thing

    • yES! The women in these ads are always wearing leather shoes- Louboutins especially.

    • JS

      The hardcore vegans don’t wear animal products either.

  • Miss A

    Soooooo….it’s OK to kill an animal for your wardrobe but not OK to kill an animal for food….Hmmmmmm…..

    • t

      vegans don’t wear animal products either