Justin Bieber tried going vegan, but it turned him into an even bigger brat

Earlier this month, there were some reports from tabloid sources like Radar and Star Magazine which claimed that Usher, a vegan, was trying to encourage his protégé Justin Bieber to eat better. According to Radar, Usher had been vegetarian for a while, and recently he went full-blown vegan, after which he began to talk up veganism to Justin. A source claimed: “Usher frequents a few vegan restaurants in New York City and not only loves the food, but feels like it’s the healthiest way to live. He’s desperate to get Bieber on the same health kick he is and thinks with all the touring and busy schedule he has, it would keep him energized.” Well, it might have worked, and Justin might have tried going vegan for a week or two. But it didn’t last long because, as it turns out, Justin is an enormous brat who throws tantrums if he doesn’t get a daily supply of bacon.

Hell hath no fury like a pop star without protein! At the insistence of his mentor, Usher, Justin Bieber agreed to go vegan – but the diet, which is free of meat, dairy, and fish, was a disaster.

“His mood took a major nose dive – he was such a brat. Soon everyone was begging him to just eat a steak!” admits an insider. “Justin ordered a tofu steak and tempeh tacos from Real Food Daily in LA, and he was really grossed out. He made a big show of spitting out the food and making gagging noises.”

The spy adds that not even his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, could bear her boyfriend’s constant complaining.

“She has encouraged the health kick but told him to drop it. She said that being vegan turned Justin into a jerk.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Yeah. I wouldn’t be this rude if I was trying to eat some vegan food, although I did vom a little in my mouth when I got the image of “tempeh tacos”. That’s not a judgment on vegan food or your vegan lifestyle – it’s just my personal taste, and I really don’t care for tempeh. I’m not really in love with tacos either (although I will go for a taco salad occasionally). What was my point? Oh, I guess I would never even make the effort to TRY to be vegan, so maybe I’m not the best person to judge Justin’s reaction.

Mmm… Maple-flavored Bieber Bacon. Some photos of Bieber in London a few weeks ago:

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. dorothy says:

    Yawn. Go away kid…

  2. Amelia says:

    Is he wearing make up in those London photos??
    His complexion looks a little foundation-y…

    • Gracie says:

      Most pop tarts and celebs alike wear makeup, esp. If they’re gonna be on tv.

    • Canda says:

      This kid is such a tool. Why so many girls fawn all over him is incomprehensible to me. He has practically zero testosterone and has SUCH feminine features. Not saying all guys have to be lumberjacks, but WHAT is attractive about him?! Gross!

  3. Lolo says:

    Those trousers are vile times ten,and his smug little face makes my skin crawl.eugh.

  4. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I go vegan for religious reasons about 6 months out of the year. It’s really not that difficult and I think his bratiness comes less from the diet and more from the fact he’s a spoiled child that wants what he wants when he wants it.

    • Bluebear says:

      I second this. I have been vegan for three years, and I will admit that as much as I think everyone could potentially benefit from this diet, I don’t think everyone would be happy on this diet. Some people really just adore a steak, and if that is what you just LIVE for, just buy organic/grain fed. However, him being a little $hit, is just him being a little $hit. It has nothing to do with tempeh tacos (YUM!). I find it comical that people are not grossed out by eating an animals ribcage, but tempeh is vomit worthy. Hehe!

      • oi vey says:

        I’m a vegetarian, and do the occasional vegan week (can’t go full vegan on Dr’s orders…) and I found my mood improved, my skin cleared up and I felt better. Admittedly cutting out meat, seafood etc isn’t for everyone for various reasons but what a snot! Spitting out your food in front of everyone? Didn’t anyone teach him any manners? I’m with LittleDeadgirl and BlueBear.

      • Pandy says:

        I’ve have been vegan for a year now. I feel great and I really don’t miss animal/flesh products. There’s a local eatery, Hot Beans, near my office and they make a fantastic TVP Burrito. Yum.

      • orion70 says:

        I don’t adore a steak, one of the biggest things standing between me and a vegan diet is CHEESE. Meat is meh and I’m just as happy with my maple seitan bacon. But OMG cheese. I can’t quit you.

      • Emily says:

        @orion70, I hear ya! I was vego for six years and considered going vegan, but I just couldn’t bring myself to give up cheese.

    • Umlaut says:

      LittleDeadGirl, are you Orthodox / Eastern Catholic? (Just curious.)

      We are Eastern Rite Catholic and have to go vegan on-and-off throughout the year (and every Wednesday and Friday). I barely eat meat generally, but I do miss my dairy. After forty days, I get a little sick of hummus and start craving eggs like crazy, but no, it’s never a big emotional thing. I like the expression of self-control and self-denial; it’s very meaningful to me.

  5. Brown says:

    1. Second to last picture is hilarious, he looks terrified that the crowd might suck him in

    2. I tried going vegetarian for a month in college. Couldn’t do it. I’ll judge Biebs on LOTS of stuff but no judgements from me on that front. I was actually really upset when it didn’t work out… I was expecting to feel amazing but instead I felt like crap the whole time. My best friend has been vegetarian for 9 years now and doesn’t miss meat at all. I couldn’t even go veg so to those vegans out there, more power to you!

    • Canda says:

      Same here, I had NO energy and was constantly obsessing about chicken and cheese. I could never go vegan, I think it’s totally overboard to avoid all dairy and even things like honey, but vegetarian is a little more reasonable. However, I felt like total sh*t the whole time and could hardly get up in the mornings. I can’t function without fish, eggs, milk and yogurt. Just forget it.

    • Hakura says:

      I’m with you on that. I personally just think some people are meant to be carnivorous, while some are perfectly fine being a herbivore.

      I’ve been small & skinny my whole life, so when I tried to go vegitarian, I lost a lot of weight (into very unhealthy territory, even though I was eating plenty), felt weak all the time, & became horribly depressed. At first it made me feel pretty ‘weak’ in general, but your body needs what it needs…

      Side note: Beiber is a spoiled rotten litte prick who probably has a short attention span. Not a good combo if what he’s trying to do is actually ‘difficult’ & requires will-power (which is -not- something he can have done for him.

      • Kate says:

        Omnivorous, not carnivorous. Unless you literally mean that you barely eat anything except meat, but most humans are omnivores.

      • Hakura says:

        I didn’t actually mean to be serious with that first part, I just applied those words as they represent the extreme in either direction. Not something I intended to be taken seriously.

        I just used ‘carnivore’ because my mom has always teased me, calling me a carnivore ever since I could eat solid foods, because I’d always eat all the meat in my meals first… & because I have really sharp canine teeth (naturally).

  6. Liv says:

    Haha, funny story.

  7. Miss Magpie says:

    I have gone primarily vegan in the last 3 months. (It is actually flexitarian, I still eat fish and I use butter on the rare occasion something needs it because I think margarine is evil.) I am surprised at how easy it has been and the food I am making is pretty damn tasty. I did it to be healthier, but one side effect? 12 pounds down! But! No one was forcing it on me, and I think that makes all of the difference. Oh, and I am a grown ass woman. There is that….

  8. JoJo says:

    And quit with the f**n crotch grabbing. Grow up already! I couldn’t believe on DWTS the other night how much of that he did and that the network let him do it. That is just obnoxious. He is one spoiled brat alright but I don’t think it’s the vegan that does it. Sure glad I don’t have kids that idolize him.

  9. Nancy says:

    i vomit at the site of meat. btw you don’t need to eat meat for protein, iron or any other nutrient.

    • someone says:

      THIS…is why people roll their eyes at vegans. you have to go and make rude comments like that and also pretty false statements. i’m not going to go into this about not needing meat blah blah. but wouldn’t it be more respectful to say you just don’t like meat then to say it makes you vomit?

      • a says:

        Uh, did you read the article? It was criticizing vegan food.. So she made a witty joke that turned the table. Was this lost on you? You seem to be pretty angry yourself, maybe you should lay off the red meat. :)

        Oh, and certain veggies have more protein that any meat out there. Cows eat grass. Not other mammals. And they are the best source of protein? Think again.

    • ol cranky says:

      yeah, the hell hath no fury like a po start without protein comment made my head spin. You can easily get more than enough protein from a plant-based diet.

      I think, for people wanting to try out a plant based diet, the key is to change from their current diet to one that cuts out (over)processed foods for a couple of weeks during which they decrease animal product intake. Your palate actually changes over time so trying various meat substitutes may be a little more palatable for people who ate meat on a daily basis.

      For people who want to try an interesting plant-based approximation of bacon: slice up a pound of shiitake mushrooms, stir in a little olive oil and liquid smoke, spread out on a baking sheet and bake at 350 until crispy. If you want to add a bacon like flavor to recipes for things like baked beans, liquid smoke is your friend (just don’t over do it)

      • ohiogirl says:

        I really like this idea for the mushrooms. Some dishes just need that added texture/smoky flavor. I think this would be good broken up and served over split pea soup, or in a lettuce/tomato/avocado sandwich. Thanks for sharing. Also, I like to add smoked paprika to soups, beans, etc. for the same effect. But I’ll try to get some liquid smoke because I don’t always want the paprika taste.

    • janie says:

      I’ve educated myself about the factory farm industry and all the cruelty and health risks that come with it, and I feel the same way around supermarket meat :/ I can’t eat it anymore without being nauseatingly aware of where it came from.

      However, I do buy meat from our local butcher. It’s grass fed, free range and humanely treated. Expensive, but worth it (to me).

      • Cazzee says:

        I do the same thing….so now I have economic guilt about being able to buy my way out of eating super-unhealthy bad karma factory-farmed meat.

    • Leen says:

      It’s not the same as you can get it from red meat. I actually had low iron count and for a while I cut out red meat (not related to the low iron) and ate more green-leafy vegetables such as spinach and all kinds of beans. Result? My iron level plunged even lower. So I eat both red meat and iron rich vegetables and beans. My iron level is STILL on the low side even if I take iron tablets, avoid caffeine after an iron-rich meal, and combine iron-meals with sources of Vitamin C. So no I wouldn’t go vegetarian or vegan based on my experiences and health. If other people want to and it makes them healthy and happy, go for it. I won’t be preaching about eating meat to them.

  10. ZigZagZoey says:

    He must have a bad case of the Herp, because even Michael Jackson didn’t grab his crotch that much.
    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

  11. normades says:

    Prick. Don’t like the vegan eats, fine. But he doesn’t have to be so obnoxious about it.

    • Pookie says:

      Agreed! It`s funny how people can be grossed out by tofu but will eat the body of a dead animal and not bat an eye!
      I`ve been a vegan for almost 40 years and that`s a load of crap about being bratty or moody because you don`t eat meat. How does that even make sense?

      • jlo1982 says:

        Exactly! How that makes sense will never make sense to me. He’s just a brat in general

      • Andria says:

        I was vegetarian for many years, and I ate well, but when I started eating meat again I felt so much better. I think my body does better with some meat-based animal protein. This has nothing to do with Beebs – I’m pretty sure he’s a pain in the @ss no matter what he eats.

        I am not perfect about it, but 95% of the meat I eat comes from small farmers/ranchers who are local and raise animals humanely. I don’t buy meat at the grocery store. I keep a small flock of spoiled chickens for the eggs.

        To me, what matters most is not what type of food you eat, but where it comes from. You can be a technical vegan and live on GMO based industrial farm products. Local and ethical is at the top of my priority list.

      • ol cranky says:

        I went completely plant-based earlier this year. About 8 weeks ago, my diet went to hell in a handbasket (first, I ate a salad with gorgonzola and it was good then I spent most of this summer on steroids and other meds and devolved to eating comfort foods). To say I feel like crap is an understatement and I really do need to get back to my healthier diet ASAP. I am significantly moodier and more tired on a typical diet than I was on a plant-based diet (my seasonal allergies were better controlled, I had no sinus issues, no headaches and a lot less OA pain/discomfort when plant-based as well). I’m not saying this because I have some vested interest in changing others or think diet is/should be some sort of cause – I will always describe myself as an omnivore even if fully plant-based, I’m saying it because it’s true.

        Bieber’s a child and, thanks to his fame and fortune, he is a spoiled, self-centered, arrogant child that will probably never reach a normal level of maturity since celebrity/HW is basically nothing but the worst in prolonged adolescence.

      • KC says:

        All of our bodies are different and some people probably really do need to eat at least some meat. I’ve been vegetarian for the majority of my life and I recently tried to cut back on eating cheese and I felt incredibly ill. Like I had trouble getting out of bed ill even though I made sure to compensate for my lower protein intake by eating a lot of nuts and other sources of protein. I later told my mom (who has been on again and off again vegetarian for 30 years) and she said the same thing happens to her every time she tries to cut back on cheese or dairy.

        So we clearly need it to stay healthy, but I do still believe that you and others can be completely healthy without. Everyone is different.

  12. jen says:

    self discipline isn’t for everyone.

  13. jlo1982 says:

    Vegan and vegetarian food has gotten so much better than it used to be. I’ve been vegatarian for 15 years now, and I’ve had my share of bad food. There is nothing “gross” about it. Justin is just an asshole anyway

  14. Veronica says:

    I LOVE seafood and cheese so there’s no way I could ever go vegan, but can someone please enlighten me what vegans CAN eat? I’m genuinely curious. Also, is it difficult? Do you crave meat/dairy? Just wondering :)

    • Amea says:

      I have a wise-ass cousin who is a little on the hefty side. Whenever his mother gets on him about his weight he says he is going vegan and proceeds to eat a bag of potato chips. Haha.

      To answer your question though, I really don’t know what is allowed besides fresh fruit and veggies. Can’t go wrong with those.

      • ol cranky says:

        it’s amazing the number of “chip & dip” vegans they are and they’re not playing the game your cousin is playing (and yet they are quite holier than thou about their diet)

    • Daze says:

      Vegans can eat everything that doesn’t come from animals. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, legumes, grains. Instead of using milk, we use nut milks (almond milk is my favorite, I’m not a fan of soy, though some are.) Coconut milk is making a big splash now, especially in yogurt and ice cream.

      Instead of meat, we eat tofu, beans, mushrooms (portabella burgers are pretty popular), falafel, tempeh, seitan, and more.

      There are egg replacers that are basically cornstarch, or ground flax, so we can make baked goods without problem, too. My friends and family go wild for my chocolate cupcakes, but I admit, every brownie recipe I’ve ever tried has been a failure.

      Some things taste better vegan, some things don’t work, and some things just taste different, and people peg that as ‘bad’ instead of recognizing that it’s just not what they were expecting. Yeah, there’s bad food. There’s bad food in any type of cooking, and sometimes even things you’ve made a hundred times just don’t come out right, regardless of dietary restrictions.

      Generally, vegans don’t crave or miss meat. Cheese, however, tends to be the trouble issue for many people. There are vegan cheeses if you want, and some of them are good to use in baking, but I’ve never found one that was good to just cut a bit and eat plain like I used to do with real cheese. After a while, though, the craving does go away. I have been vegan 8 years now, and it isn’t on my radar any more.

      • ol cranky says:

        yeah, people rave about the HH black bean brownie recipe and I’ve made it multiple times and can’t stand it.

        A lot of vegan baked goods are better tasting than non-vegan ones (the Liz Lovely cookies are to die for and you can find some great stuff at vegan bakeries) but they aren’t exactly health food. Oreos are vegan

      • Pandy says:

        Great post! I missed yoghurt because I didn’t care for soy yoghurt. But now I’ve found coconut yoghurt. I do like that much better. As for cheese – I took a tofu cooking class last week and she passed around smoked tofu that was sliced like cheese. It was delicious and tasted like a smoky gouda. You should try a bit of that as a cheese replacement.

    • Seagulls says:

      They can eat fruits and veggies, nuts, soy, beans and pulses, and grains. There’s quite a bit. I think it’s definitely more time consuming, but probably not “difficult” in the strictest sense of the word, but vegan restaurants aren’t common, especially outside big cities.

      There is a lot of debate as to whether or not it’s an evolutionarily or scientifically sound diet for everybody. As you might imagine, there’s a lot of spirited debate. :)

      • wiffie says:

        oreos are made with lard. They aren’t even vegetarian.

      • KC says:

        @Wiffie: No they are not, look at the ingredient list, they are made out of vegetable oils and soy. Although they might not be vegan either, depending on how strict you are:
        “Kraft has several sugar suppliers. Some of our suppliers DO use the animal-derived natural charcoal (also known as ‘bone char’) in their cane sugar refining process and some suppliers DO NOT use this process.”

    • mytbean says:

      I think it’s also important to note that there is a difference between “vegan” and “vegetarian” – And if you want to try more veggies in your life, but you worry about missing the meat, then you might go vegetarian first. Vegans eat all the stuff listed in the other posts while Vegetarians allow themselves a little more wiggle room but primarily subsist on veggies. They’ll eat things *from animals like eggs and dairy but won’t eat the animals themselves. I’m a vegetarian because health problems made me hyper aware of fat. So I eat some fish and boiled shrimp but no other meats. I’ll eat cheese if it’s fat free. I’ll eat eggs but not the yolk. I take a tripple Omega 3 supplement to compensate for the loss. In three months, I lost about 25 lbs and my weight was never easy to maintain before… and my cardiovascular health sky rocketted. Color me stunned and thrilled. :)

  15. Ludakristen says:

    He’s such a little douche nugget.

  16. D says:

    Everytime I see him I think of King Joffrey from Game of Thrones…can’t get past it for some reason :)

  17. WTFPeople says:

    I saw Meet Your Meat, and DONE. The taste of bacon isn’t worth the torture of defenseless animals (in fact, pigs are smarter than dogs).

    Too bad, Justin. I hope he tries again….if he does, I might even sit through one of his songs.

    • Seagulls says:

      The pigs on my friends’ farm look pretty happy to me, but they’re on a small, sustainably managed farm.

  18. wilkie.collins says:

    How could anyone tell the difference

  19. smange says:

    Everytime I see Beiber i think of Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry………anyone else see the resemblance?

  20. Dahlia1947 says:

    He is sooo adorable. At least he tried! This might not even be true. No need to go all HATER on him! Sheeesh!

    • Christina says:

      He doesn’t really bother me either. He seems like he’s really nice to his fans and even visits sick kids in the hospital. I don’t know why some people think he’s a brat. Maybe bc he’s young & rich?

  21. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    The biebster’s a jerk and a brat, No really and the world is round; those young girls are going to be embarassed 10 years from now when they’ve moved on and the biebster a bloated shell of his former “pop star” selling real estate in central Florida on some random 2 am infomercial.He’s not my demo, but there is Nothing cool, hip or interesting about him – and I’m seriously wondering about Usher is he just riding the money train, too?

  22. david says:

    Come on, this is nonsense. The reason he is “a brat” is because he is a moron who thinks that his manufactured success is going to last. It’s going to be pretty weird when his face starts to look like he’s an adult and he’s still dressing like the richest 12 year old at a Canadian mall.

  23. Jenn Bee says:

    Soon he will turn into Leif Garrett and we can be done with him.

  24. Mikey B says:

    Man was never meant to be Vegan, now with that said; the only time I go Vegan is when I cannot afford meat, Milk and Cheese, and I am a Whole Milk addict. I will eat boneless-skinless Chicken Breasts….Cheaper in the frozen 3 lb bags, but as to beef and the other meats…once in a blue moon. It’s okay to go vegan 2-3 times a week.