Laverne Cox Went Vegan and We’re Freaking Out

Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia Burset on Orange Is the New Black, has taken to Instagram and Twitter to share that she went vegan 12 weeks ago, and she says it’s “the best thing ever!”

In her Instagram video, Cox and OITNB co-star Ruby Rose talk about how they’re both vegan and feel amazing. But Rose and Cox aren’t the only two vegans on Orange Is the New Black. Recently Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee on the show, also announced her switch to a vegan diet.


The Netflix show explores a lot of social issues, such as racism, sexism, LGBT rights, and criminal justice reform. Have the actors’ roles inspired them to make the switch and advocate a compassionate vegan diet? While the jury is still out on that, we’re thrilled to see these amazing women using their platform to discuss veganism.

Cox joins a long list of celebrities who have decided to ditch meat, dairy, and eggs. Most recently, The Office star Craig Robinsonsinger Jason Derulo, and actress Edie Falco announced they’d switched to a vegan diet.

Eating plant-based foods is a great way to protect your health, the environment, and of course, farmed animals.

From throwing chicks into macerators to tearing baby cows from their mothers, factory farmers routinely abuse animals. What’s worse, this systematic torture is actually legal. Fortunately, by going vegan you can easily withdraw your support from this inhumane industry.

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