Jackass - Vegan Steve-o Angered By Charity Event's Meat Menu

Vegan Jackass star Steve-O pulled out of a charity go-karting event in California at the weekend (28-29May11) after angrily objecting to the meat-based catering.
The daredevil prankster claims he signed up to take part in the American Diabetes Association event because he thought it was to promote the idea that a meat-free diet is beneficial to suffers of the blood sugar condition.
But he was outraged when he arrived at the Celebrity Go Kart Tournament in Gardena and came across the lunch menu - prompting him to storm out of the venue before the race could begin.
According to Tmz.com, Steve-O, who has battled substance abuse issues in the past, exclaimed, "It's like serving alcohol at an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting."
He then told a representative for the Children's Hospital organisation, "I came here because I thought this was about promoting a plant-based diet as diabetes prevention and they're serving meat there... so I'm outta here.
"Its kind of an outrage to me... it's stupid."
Steve-O adopted a vegan diet in 2009 and has since appeared in numerous campaigns for animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).


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Way to GO, Steve-O! :) So VERY true that a plant-based, vegan diet can reverse diabetes along with many other conditions. It's just a sad tragedy that this isn't more widely known than it is; the supposed "healing places", esp ones where children are seriously ill, should be at the FOREFRONT of plant-based nutrition as a major TRUE treatment regimen, and it's really a kind of crime that it isn't. :(
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Go Vegan!www.veganchatroom.co.uk:)
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I have found many events for similar organizations (ie Komen 3-Day for the Cure) to be similarly ignorant on spreading awareness of the benefits of a plant-based diet (or even eliminating processed foods). I am trying to find a way to spread the word at more events for cancer, heart disease and diabetes about the impact food choices have on risk. And somehow get Komen and other organizations to stop serving food that does nothing but increase the disease risk of the participants they claim to be supporting.Are you FoodWired?Take the Pledge. Choose Good Food.foodwired.com
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