Joaquin Phoenix’s impassioned acceptance speech at the Oscars on Sunday night has turned Lena Dunham off meat and dairy.
The actress and writer was stirred by the Joker star’s comments on veganism from the stage at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
The actor and activist said, “We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and when she gives birth, we steal her baby.
Even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.”
And his remarks really hit home for Lena, who took to Twitter after watching Joaquin’s speech and wrote: “Welp, it finally happened – I do believe Joaquin Phoenix made me vegan (sic)