Joaquin Phoenix is known for his obsession with animal rights, but joker Star said that when raising his son He didn’t plan to force his children to be vegan.
In a new interview with British’s Sunday Times, Phoenix Talks about how he plans to raise River. The kid he and actor Rooney Mara was welcomed back in September. The couple started dating in 2016 and got engaged in 2019.
“Um, I hope so. [he is vegan]But I will not force my faith on my children. I don’t think that’s right I will teach him about reality. I’m not going to teach him the idea that McDonald’s has a Happy Meal because there’s nothing fun about that meal,” said Phoenix, “and I’m not going to tell him I can read. About all the wonderful little farm animals and they say ‘oink oink oink’ and ‘moo moo moo’ and don’t tell him that’s what a hamburger is. So I won’t continue to lie. But I won’t force him to be vegan either. i will support him That’s my plan.”
The little boy was named after the late actor River Phoenix’s older brother, who died in 1993 at age 23 of a drug overdose on the sidewalk outside the West Hollywood club The Viper Room. Johnny Depp’s Old Wood
Last year, Phoenix made headlines when he received an Academy Award for his work in jokerand fervently proclaimed in the name of animal rights. take the opportunity to use his voice “For the voiceless,” said Phoenix, “we lost a lot of communication. [from] the natural world” and “we enter the natural world and plunder its resources”
“We feel the right to inseminate cows,” he told the audience of the Oscars Best Actor in Hand. “And when she gave birth to a child We will steal your child. Although her cry of anguish was not distorted Then we brought her milk on purpose. for her calf and we put it in our coffee and cereal.”
Phoenix connects his belief in animal rights to the need for equality across the board.
“For me, I saw the same thing,” Phoenix told the crowd. “I think that regardless of whether we are talking about gender inequality, racism strange rights or the rights of indigenous peoples or the rights of animals We’re talking about fighting injustice. We’re talking about fighting the belief that one nation, one person, one race. either gender or one race has the right to possess, control and use and exploit the other without impunity.”
Looking back at his words Phoenix told Times that he was afraid at that moment
“I’ll be honest with you here,” he said. “I don’t want to get up anywhere and do anything. I’m not excited about the opportunity, not just me, I’m filled with fear.”
As he knew it would be easier to say thank you and leave. Phoenix chose to use that moment to speak up.
“I was in that situation and there was a part of me that wanted to say, ‘Thank you, great, good night,’ but I feel like I have to,” he said. I can’t just thank my mother.”
Shortly after the Oscars Phoenix saved her cows and calves from a California beef plant. and take the animals to a sanatorium. Yahoo Entertainment previous report
Phoenix, a vegetarian at the age of 3, opens up about how he and his siblings developed self-confidence at an early age. when as a child They saw shocking fish on the side of the boat.
“It was a shocking and heartbreaking experience,” Phoenix recalls. “As a child, your parents just said, ‘It’s a fish,’ and you didn’t know the difference between fish and broccoli. and suddenly realized that this thing we had once eaten was full of life and we saw it struggling for life.”
He credits his two brothers for leading the charge.
“My brothers River and my sister Rain said. ‘If we don’t eat here We shouldn’t have their milk or skinned, that was 43 years ago,” Phoenix said.
because of their beliefs The Phoenix children refused to appear in ads for companies such as Coca-Cola or McDonald’s, even though it prevented them from leaving “70 percent” in acting.
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