Sarah Silverman: Heeb and Vegetarian
Whether Silverman is vegetarian, though, had been harder to determine. Vegetarian Star, a vegetarian celebrity gossip site, has debated that question several times this year. On Tuesday, The PETA Files cited the November 2009 issue of Marie Claire for the following quotation from Silverman:
When I was 9 or 10 years old, my dad took me over to a neighboring farm to help get stuff for the meal. The farmer, Vic, told me to look at all the turkeys and pick one out. I saw a cute one with a silly walk and cried, 'Him!' Before my pointing finger had even dropped to my side, Vic had grabbed the turkey by the neck and slit [the animal's] throat. Blood and feathers went flying. I had sentenced that turkey to death! Up until then, I didn't know where meat came from—and I've been a vegetarian ever since.This is an exciting revelation, but Vegetarian Star's caveat from June might still be true: "There’s always the chance Sarah is one of those fish eating vegetarians or has some other technicality that doesn’t make her one."