News

Ruby Rose Speaks Out Against Body Shaming

The vegan actress gives advice regarding body shaming to critics who say she is too skinny.

Vegan actress Ruby Rose—who played inmate Stella Carlin on Netflix series Orange is the New Black (OITNB)—took a stance against body shaming in a series of Instagram posts this month. The conflict arose when Rose posted photos from a Vogue magazine event to her Instagram account last month, prompting negative comments telling the actress to eat animal products in order to gain weight. Rose replied to what she called “body shamers” by explaining that she is naturally thin. One follower asked the actress to inspire fans by putting on weight. “I can inspire them to go plant-based and stop eating the nasty processed food, fast-food, and cancer-causing foods,” Rose responded, adding, “I can inspire them not to drink soda or alcohol and how to train well ... but maybe you can train yourself to stop seeing what you think is the only way to achieve someone else's body type.” The actress has been an outspoken advocate for animals in recent years and in April asked her fans to consider going vegan to fight climate change. “Body shamers, I had a great workout this morn[ing],” Rose captioned a recent photo she posted on Instagram of her midsection. “Thanks for asking, and am off to eat a vegan burger because why the F not.” Rose recently chatted with fellow vegan OITNB actress Laverne Cox, stating that her choice to go vegan is “the best thing ever.”

More News

Vegan Billboard Goes Up in Times Square

Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s billboard campaign, placed in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, encourages people to go vegan this holiday season.
Read More »

Budget Vegan Beauty Brand Hits Drugstores

Unilever's eco-friendly beauty brand, Love Beauty and Planet, is set to debut in January.
Read More »

Stephen Colbert Confirms Jon Stewart is Vegan

The compassionate comedian is officially vegan and has the abs to prove it.
Read More »

Lady Gaga Stylist Debuts Vegan Fashion Line for Dogs

Designer Christian Cowan creates 14 vegan accessories for dogs inspired by iconic looks worn by Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus.
Read More »

Texas Vegan Burger Shop Grows into Mini-Chain

San Antonio-based Earth Burger will expand its vegan fast-food concept across Texas and to Minnesota with a location inside Mall of America this spring.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »