I won't force my child River to be vegan

June 10, 2021 Culture
Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix says he'll educate his boy, River about the reality of the meat processing industry to ensure that the guy can make the best decision about his standard of living. The 'Joker' star, even so, explained he hopes his child chooses veganism.

"Certainly I would hope that (he's vegan), but I'm not going to impose my belief on my child. I don't believe that's right," Phoenix, who features been vegan since he was three years old, told THE DAYS in an interview.

"I'll educate him about the truth. I'm not going to indoctrinate him with the idea that McDonald's have a Happy Meal because there's nothing f***ing happy about this meal. And I'm not really going to tell him that it is OK to learn books about all the wonderful little farm animals, plus they claim 'oink oink oink' and 'moo moo moo', and not simply tell him that that's what a hamburger is normally," he added.

The 46-year-old actor said he's "not likely to perpetuate the lie" about food processing, but he is also not likely to force the newborn him to be vegan. "I'll support him. That's my method," he added. Phoenix and his fiancee, actor Rooney Mara (36) announced last year that that they had a boy, who they had known as after his past due brother, River. Oscar nominee River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in 1993 at the age of 23.

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