In a video interview with Vogue, the young singer explained how she decided to go vegan over Orlando Bloom’s question and how she continued to feed in this way.
The 19-year-old Grammy-winning singer answered questions in full sincerity in an interview for the June issue of Vogue.
One of the most notable questions in the interview, which also featured questions from celebrities such as Halle Berry, Avril Lavigne, Viola Davis and Orlando Bloom, was about veganism.
Orlando Bloom, who met Eilish backstage at Coachella and described his own diet as 90% plant-based, asked why Eilish avoided consuming animal products such as meat, seafood, milk, eggs and cheese.
VEGAN FOR 7 YEARS
“I’m vegan,” he added. “After learning and seeing this kind of thing, it’s really hard to go back,” Eilish said, explaining that she had guided herself on the ethics of the meat and dairy industry. And now, even though I have many friends who consume milk and meat and I don’t want to tell anyone what to do, I can’t move on knowing what’s going on with animals.”
Growing up in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Eilish doesn’t eat meat. Therefore, she notes that the transition from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet is not so difficult for her: “Being vegan was not a big deal for me because meat has never happened in my life. I didn’t miss meat, it wasn’t something I should miss.”
Eilish added in an interview in 2019 that she had iron deficiency and that her mother Maggie Baird had given her iron supplements.
Brian B. Scott, a retired gastroenterologist at Lincoln County Hospital in the United Kingdom, previously told Insider that vegetarians and vegans may be at greater risk of low iron. However, Scott said nuts, dried fruits and vegetables can help address iron deficiency.
Eilish also frequently uses social media to raise awareness about animal cruelty. With 83.7 million Instagram followers, she often posts videos about the meat and dairy industries.