Ricky Gervais is not officially a vegan. Ricky Gervais is a vegetarian, many suspect him to be vegan but this is unconfirmed.
In this article, we’ll be looking more at the information regarding Ricky Gervais’s relation to veganism as well as his views on animal rights, PETA, and other useful information in these areas.
Known for The Office, and Extras, there’s a lot of information out there regarding Ricky Gervais – but not much on his stance on Veganism. Here’s what you need to know.
Is Ricky Gervais Vegan as of 2020?
As of 2020, there is still no word if Ricky Gervais is officially a vegan.
However, in April 2020, Gervais stated: “For the sake of people and animals, wildlife trade and consumption has to end, now.” in response to the effects of the Coronavirus spreading from the Wuhan wetmarkets.
He continued: “We can’t carry on exploiting animals, eating wildlife and trashing the planet. The wildlife trade and markets have to close, otherwise it will be a case of when, and not if, we have another global pandemic.”
Although the statment was very for animal rights, and in-line with vegan views, there was no confirmation if Ricky Gervais is actually a vegan.
As of 2020, there is still no confirmation if Ricky Gervais is actually a vegan.
Ricky Gervais Vegan Sausage Roll: What did he say?
Ricky Gervais once made a humourous joke about the bakery chain Greggs launching a vegan sausage roll.
As Greggs traditionally made meat-based products, the company received some backlash from lauching a meat-free version of their classic sausage roll.
In an interview with LadBible, Ricky Gervais gave his view on the outrage, with tweets such as:
“I heard that staff at Greggs are holding fat people down and forcing them to eat lettuce.”
And also mocking customers claiming they’re complaining because there’s: “No anus in this!”
Again, criticising the meateaters is very in-line with vegan views. However, there is still no proof that Ricky is a vegan – he is still on record as being a vegetarian only.
If you want to see his full interview with LadBible you can view it below:
— LADbible (@ladbible) March 19, 2019
Ricky Gervais Animal Rights: What’s his view?
Ricky Gervais is a staunch advocate for animal rights. He is especially vocal about animal rights on Twitter. He is very anti-poaching and makes his voice heard for animal rights on Twitter.
Here’s an example:
There’s a big difference between the natural need for a species to kill and eat prey & just shooting an animal simply as a ghastly trophy.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) November 18, 2013
Ricky Gervais is a very serious animal lover, and he’s not afraid to let those that challenge animal rights know it.
Ricky Gervais PETA: How they feel about him?
PETA named Ricky Gervais as their 2013’s Person of the Year. PETA have a good relationship with Ricky Gervais. More recently Gervais has provided voice over work for PETA’s Stolen For Fashion campaign, alongside music icon Pink.
Some of the vegan community have been concerned in the past with Ricky Gervais’s relationship to PETA, mainly due to Ricky admitting in the past that he enjoys cheese. Another argument was that Ricky had appeared along side sheepskin and cow-skin rugs for promotional shots. Whether these were actually made from animals though is unconfirmed.
Is Ricky Gervais Vegan? No, he is vegetarian. He may be vegan, but this is still up for debate until he confirms it himself.