On a new Top Chef: Las Vegas, airing tonight @ 10/9c on Bravo, the chef’testants are tasked with cooking for Oscar-bimbette Natalie Portman. Natalie, as you may have heard, caused all kinds of Holy Hell this week after she to draw a parallel between the cardinal sin of meat-eating and that of sexual assault.
Natalie, girl behavior like this really feeds into the whole “Psycho Vegan” stereotype. C’mon, you guys get enough of a bad rep on account of PETA.
On Monday, The Huffington Post hosted a blog by Portman, in which the star describes her journey to vegan activism. It was the usual carnivore-hating nonsense until things got a little offensive:
“I say that Foer’s ethical charge against animal eating is brave because not only is it unpopular, it has also been characterized as unmanly, inconsiderate, and juvenile. But he reminds us that being a man, and a human, takes more thought than just ‘This is tasty, and that’s why I do it.’ He posits that consideration, as promoted by Michael Pollan in The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which has more to do with being polite to your tablemates than sticking to your own ideals, would be absurd if applied to any other belief (e.g., I don’t believe in rape, but if it’s what it takes to please my dinner hosts, then so be it).”
Couple thoughtless paragraph with the fact that she signed a “Free Polanski” petition, and Miss. Portman has a burgeoning reputation as a rape apologist on her hands.