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Those who know me are well aware of my skepticism surrounding celebrity. And, a few, should remember my characteristic eye roll and infamous “fuck me” response to news of Oprah Winfrey’s “21-day vegan ‘cleanse’.”

Well the Vegan Freaks said all that needs to be said on the subject. I recommend reading their post. In part;

“After all, lots of you put a lot of stock into Oprah, and the higher you hold someone up, the farther they have to fall. It is nice to imagine or to deeply hope that one person can come along and make a huge difference in an issue you care deeply about, and the desire at the heart of that longing is admirable. But in truth, it is also naive, because building movements that change the world requires hard and inglorious work, and it means that no single individual can ever be our lone savior, especially someone whose fame and vast fortunes separate them from the daily crap that most of us slug through each day…”

I don’t, never have, and never will get people’s obsession with this woman. I guess it’s me. And, in looking for the positives, her fans can only hope she doesn’t strike every branch on her way down to irrelevance. That is, of course, if she carried any sort of relevance prior to this little KFC stunt…