Director Kevin Smith is Now a Non-Animal Eater

The Clerks director has officially ditched all animal products after a devastating heart attack made him reconsider his dietary habits.


Director Kevin Smith—known for his films Chasing Amy, Clerks, and as his role one half of duo “Jay and Silent Bob”—revealed he no longer consumes animal products. Smith survived a “widowmaker” heart attack last month and, shortly thereafter, announced via social media that he was considering transitioning to a plant-based diet. “I’ll never eat the way I used to,” Smith said during a recent episode of his podcast “Hollywood Babble-On.” Smith has consumed only potatoes since his heart attack and plans to transition to include other plant-based foods. “My kid is thrilled because she’s a vegan,” Smith said about his daughter Harley Quinn Smith. “This doesn’t come from a personal philosophy. This comes from an ‘I have to.’ I don’t know if I call myself a vegan—maybe a non-animal eater.”

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