Eve asks for ‘something vegetarian… like chicken fingers’

There are many different kinds of vegetarians, and I was ready to rip on Eve for stupidly thinking that vegetarians can eat chicken, but apparently there is a form of “semi-vegetarianism” that encompasses people who only eat chicken and fish. I looked it up, and it’s legitimate and everything. My mom used to be a vegetarian, and I will admit that I sort-of influenced her to start eating chicken again after many years – my bad. She might be pleased to learn that some people think she still qualifies as a vegetarian. My dad is a fish-only vegetarian, and I always assumed that was the only animal you could eat and still call yourself a vegetarian.

Rapper Eve – who I always think of whenever I see a woman in public with those asinine pawprint tattoos on her cleavage, and it happens more often than you might think – recently asked for “something vegetarian” to eat like “chicken fingers.” I would guess that she’s so not vegetarian that she thinks that her request was vegetarian, if that makes sense. It’s possible she’s one of those people who doesn’t eat red meat but still thinks she’s vegetarian, though.

RAPPER/actress Eve seems a little mixed up as to what “vegetarian” means. She was at Blush Boutique Nightclub at the Wynn in Las Vegas recently, where our source says, “She was in the VIP area and got hungry, so she asked if room service could be ordered to the club. They agreed to help her out, but when they took her order, she said she wanted ‘something vegetarian, like grilled cheese or chicken fingers.’ The staff was pretty confused about it.”

[From NY Post]

So is that dumb, uninformed or actually correct on some level? There are plenty of people who believe that eating only chicken and no red meat means you’re vegetarian. Some of those people actually call themselves vegetarian. I did a little research on this, and am surprised to see how many people are confused about what it means to be vegetarian. To me, it’s pretty simple – vegetarians don’t eat meat, and chicken is meat. Other people think chicken doesn’t count. Tell that to the chickens. (The delicious, juicy chickens.)

Eve is show in the header on 6/4/09 (credit: PRPhotos) and below on 7/11/08 (credit: WENN.com)


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  1. DD says:

    of course chicken counts, and so does fish.
    Any definition for vegetarianism that involves any animal that is killed for food is a bit dodgy.
    I eat fish, but I don’t eat red meat or chicken. I don’t consider myself a vegetarian, just someone who doesn’t eat red meat or chicken.

  2. Keirelle says:

    Ugh, stupid people, just trying to make themselves ‘superior’ in some way by having a label that they feel makes them a better person- even if it is just a bunch of BS. I mean, come on, why can’t you be honest and just say “I don’t eat red meat or fish” and skip the lies?

  3. Firestarter says:

    I thought that a true vegetarian was no meat other than fish?

  4. msanthropist says:

    ‘something vegetarian, like grilled cheese or chicken fingers.’

    Cheese is made with rennet, which is made from calves’ stomachs. And, while I’m on the subject, a lot of food contains gelatin, which is an animal by-product.

    Tricky business, vegetarianism.

  5. Sassy says:

    Poor thing. It looks like all that bleach has gotten to her brain cells.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I decided to be a vegetarian earlier in life. There are many types of vegetarians. If I remember right, I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian, meaning I ate milk products and eggs. Vegetarianism is very, very tricky. I gave up after finding out about how many things have gelatin in them, which is somehow made out of animal products. I’m sure there is a type of vegetarian that eats chicken.

  7. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Well chickens are practically vegetables, they are VERY stupid.

  8. JohnnieR says:

    Hmmm…I must say that Eve seriously has a stunning face and gorgeous body/figure.

  9. danielle says:

    My thoughts are vegetarians don’t eat animals. Chicken and fish are both animals.

  10. erin says:

    vegetarian who eats fish = pescatarian

  11. Firestarter says:

    Okay, well what in the heck are Vegans? I guess I could look it up, but I thought a vegan was an extreme vegetarian, that does not eat any animals or animal by-products, and a vegetarian, like another poster said, can take many forms.

    Oh well, either way, Eve is kind of dumb, because I doubt she is an actual vegetarian.

  12. journey says:

    ick. not all cheese has rennet– you have to read labels.

    as for all the labels people sling around, sometimes it’s just easier to use a blanket statement that you’re a vegetarian, than to go into all the details. trust me, if someone asks why you aren’t eating a burger, they don’t want a half hour dissertation detailing all your dietary quirks. telling them you’re a veg sums it all up quickly, if not precisely.

  13. Vibius says:

    How can you eat fish and still be a vegetarian? Sea Kittens anyone?!?!?!?

    Unless you eat 100 vegetables (which some people still consider barbaric) and tofu you are a hypocrite.

    I am 100% for nature. Which is why I comfortably embrace my omnivore lifestyle. I was born that way.

  14. Bellatrix says:

    I didn’t even know she had paws on her breasts.

    Can’t help giggling while staring at my laptop screen.

    On another note, vegetarianism is just a large and vague categorization… Many types of different approaches to it. Although I do agree that it seems odd that one could eat animal meat such as fish or chicken within the “limits” of such lifestyle. It just lacks any sense of logic.

  15. Ligeia says:

    Haha my bf is one of these “vegetarians”, I think the term for them is flaxitarians meaning they can eat fish and chicken, but no red meat.

  16. ash says:

    Yeah, just say what you don’t eat, would be more correct.

    I always thought true veggie’s didn’t eat red meat, chicken, or fish.

    I would die.

    Give me a nice big steak anyday.

  17. Ana says:

    I think people should just call themselves picky eaters. Lol.

    My sister doesn’t eat pork. Except for pepporoni and hot dogs. She’s not Jewish.

  18. Lita says:

    Heh – reminds me of that bit in Notting Hill where the set-up date for Hugh Grant is a “fruitarian,” only eating fruit/veg that has fallen to the ground ‘naturally.’ And he says something like “oh, err, so these carrots have been .. err .. ?”. Fruitarian: “murdered, yes.”

    “Oh .. Poor carrots ..”

  19. oh my says:

    A few years ago, somebody published a study of the eating habits of the people who publicly label themselves as vegetarian. A majority of them actually eat not only fish & poultry on a regular basis, and a very sizable percentage eat red meat on occasion as well.

  20. SolitaryAngel says:

    “Well chickens are practically vegetables, they are VERY stupid.”

    @ Hieronymus Grex: You win the LOL award today–tomorrow, and maybe for all time! Thanks! (NO points awarded for me having to clean the water I spewed all over my monitor though!) o_0

  21. JuniperGreen says:

    Chicken and fish are in no way vegetarian.

    Vegan: No animal products or byproducts at ALL. Plant based only. A vegan is a type of vegetarian.

    Vegetarian: (Lacto: dairy products; Ovo: eggs) A vegetarian consumes a plant based diet and may include dairy and/or eggs.

    Pescetarian: Includes fish in one’s diet, but no other meat.

    Omnivore: Includes meat (chicken is meat) in one’s diet.

    I don’t know why this is so hard for people to get, honestly. What tree does a chicken or a fish grow on?

    By the logic that eating fish or chicken is “semi-vegetarian,” everyone is a semi-vegetarian–I mean, do you know anyone who eats nothing plant based at all? Kind of silly.

    Just sayin’. Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean it’s valid.

  22. Really? says:

    I thought being a vegetarian (in the stricted sense) meant if it has a face, don’t eat or its by-product(see previous post), but I have never been accused of being the smartest one in the room.

    Maybe she meant she wanted a vegetable that she can pick up with her fingers (pinky out, ladies) and dip (like deep-fried uncut string beans), instead of them bringing her, say, a corn-on-the-cob or a bowl of lentils, so she can TRY to look cute while eating.

    Or maybe she’s just as dumb as I am.

    I’m surprised she eats. I thought you’re not allowed to do that in those circles…

  23. Lem says:

    maybe she meant vegetarian chicken fingers. I have a few friends who love those. (what ever they are)
    I’ll never understand though- why someone who doesn’t eat meat on principle would want their ‘vegetables’ to pretend to be meat???

  24. Jag says:

    ~ Vegetarian is no meat, no fish, no shellfish, no eggs, no dairy, but animal products are okay.
    ~ Ovo vegetarians eat no meat, fish or shellfish, but do eat eggs and animal products.
    ~ Lacto vegetarians eat no meat, fish, shellfish, or eggs, but do eat dairy and animal products.
    ~ Ovo-lacto combines the two, so no meat, fish or shellfish, but does eat eggs and dairy, and animal products.
    ~ Vegan is no animal products at all; no meat, fish, shellfish, eggs, dairy, and no animal products, either, such as whey and gelatin. (and no red food coloring if they’re really hardcore, since that is made from crushed-up bugs.)

    Any other description isn’t correct. It really bugs me when people still eat animal flesh, yet call themselves vegetarian. (fish are animals)

    I’m omnivore, since I love meat, fish and veggies, just in case anyone was wondering. My brother went vegan on a dare and was different forms of vegetarian for 20 years. I did a research paper on vegetarianism in college because of it.

  25. Mairead says:

    Big-@ss gold star for Jag’s post :D

    I’m a lacto-ovo vegetarian (although I’ve been known to eat products with gelatine in it when pushed). Although I tend to say I don’t eat meat rather than I’m a vegetarian, as many people and restaurants especially seem to think fish is a vegetarian (God forbid that anyone making their living from food should have a passing acquaintence with it :roll: ) so it helps to be specific. I did the demi-vegetarian thing of no red meat for quite some time, then was a pescatarian for a little while.

    My philosophy is that if my food once had the ability to either bite me or stare at me, I don’t want it in mah belleh.

    and :lol: at Grex :lol:

  26. Firestarter says:

    I eat everything and make no apologies for it. I do admire those that respect animals and do the vegan/vegetarian thing, as long as they do not preach to me about what is right or wrong to eat.

    I had a friend once and the one thing we were at odds on was she always lectured me about the killing of animals and how I was putting to death innocent cows, lambs, chickens… you get the hint. Yet she walked around with designer purses and in designer shoes that were leather. She also loved cashmere, wool and angora. Now to my thinking, if you are so into being a vegan and doing it because of innocent animals, should you be buying and wearing leather goods and wearing sweaters made from animals?

  27. Mairead says:

    Interesting point Firestarter – although I do have and use leather products, I will do my best to source alternatives. But for waterproof/showerproof gear and shoes I find you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t, as PVC alternatives are as environmentally damaging as the tanning process for leather and is non-renewable. I must say, where I do feel like a hypocrite is with regard to silk.

    But in fairness, I do try to avoid lecturing others on their eating habits, so long as they don’t start on me and accusing me of being a future bad parent etc. etc. Also I avoid it as I know so many ex veggies who go back to eating meat after a number of years (usually 8-14), so I’m mindful of the fact that my body might suddenly start craving meat.

    Wool I have no issue with, (other than an allergy to lambswool), as sheep in particular must be shorn in the summer period as it can place a strain on the sheep and is the most effective manner in ensuring that the animal is effectively treated for a variety of nasty diseases (through dipping). You’re basically giving it a haircut. not scalping it, so it lives to baaaa another day ;)

  28. jaundicemachine says:

    I’ve been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 10 years (a big accomplishment growing up in the MidWest) – and while I’d never presume to judge anyone else’s diet . . .

    Chicken fingers?! Vegetarian!?! Dumb Fuck.

    ps – My conscience won’t allow me to post this with the following caveat : For the past year and a half, I’ll eat the occasional (bi-monthly) plate of shrimp Mr. Machine makes. Morally, I feel squeemish about it, but I notice a marked difference physically and mentally. Bad Jaundice?

    pps – Eve’s face and boobies look really waxy in the first picture. Gross.

  29. Dan says:

    Vibius is obviously another brain dead peta follower. one question i have to ask, please tell me, i was told that cows are responsible for most of the co2 and changes to the ozone layer threatening our planet. so isnt that an argument to BE EATING THEM? lol but seriously animals do deserve respect however not against eating animals but also respect for the vegetarians.

  30. orion70 says:

    I’m with journey, it’s just easier that way. For some reason, people want a lengthy dissection of your reasons, and what you do/will or don’t/won’t eat. And a lot of people just don’t understand “I don’t eat meat” because the next question is always “well do you eat chicken?”. This is then typically followed by the “OMG I would DIEEEEE!!!!” conversation. I don’t crave it, you do, bravo.

    The flipside to this are the ultra-vegan or haughty vegetarians too quick to state whether you’re deserving of the label or not. Sometimes you just want people to STFU and let you eat your lunch.

    If I have to pick a label, I say i’m vegetarian. When at home/work/dining locally, I eat only vegetarian meals (i’d be the ovo-lacto, but i’m gone off eggs a bit at the moment). On the rare occasion that I travel , I have been known to have a “treat” involving seafood, but that’s maybe 1-3 times a year. I’ve been eating this way for ten years.

    As for whoever it was said about “just call yourself picky eaters”….i’d hope that’s about the OP, and not veg’s. I can tell you that in comparison to some of my meat n’ potatoes friends i’ve got more variety in my diet tenfold. Many won’t eat veg/spicy/”ethnic”/beans/etc. Makes me laugh.

    You could take this quote a couple of ways…perhaps she said “something vegetarian like grilled cheese”….”or [something like] chicken fingers”….two separate parts of the sentence. The “vegetarian” description was meant to describe the grilled cheese only. Doesn’t seem that odd to me.

    Btw….am I going to be the first to point out that you can actually get vegetarian “chicken” fingers/nuggets nowadays? (the fake kind)

  31. rarahrarah says:

    she was prolly thinking of mock meat?

  32. barneslr says:

    “Cheese is made with rennet, which is made from calves’ stomachs.”

    There is also vegetarian rennet, which is made with plant products, so cheese can be considered a vegetarian food depending upon how it’s made.

  33. blind item reader says:

    I’m with journey.

    Also, I was vegan for about two years but the bf’s love of cheese brought me out of that (I buy organic). I wear leather because it lasts longer and because I don’t eat (land?) meat for health and environmental reasons. And I don’t eat fish very often. I started eating organic eggs and butter and the occasional wild fish a year and a half ago after being diagnosed with a genetic thyroid problem that led to a severe B12 deficiency. I also take dessicated pig thyroid every day.

    When people ask if I’m a vegetarian I say I eat fish here and there, but mostly lacto-ovo (no milk though) and nearly all organic. It works because I do qualify that I do occasionally eat meat — from fish. It’s just how I like to do things.

  34. dks64 says:

    I think some of the comments on here just dropped my IQ 10 points, ugh.

    People who eat fish, yet claim to be vegetarian, need to kill themselves. Seriously. They’re idiots. That’s like saying you’re celibate and having sex. Or you are a Christian who is a serial killer. Fish are no less animals than cows, chickens, pigs, dogs, etc. Why is this definition so hard for people to understand? Nothing with a face and no byproducts of the slaughterhouse (gelatin, lard, animal broth, rennet, etc).

    Firestarter – What’s ironic is if you ask any vegetarian who has done it for more than a few months, you’ll find that they’ve all had to deal with preachy omnis (you ALWAYS have meat eaters claiming they hate that, yet they do it more by a landslide). I have never been preachy, but I’ve been accused after being asked questions (don’t ask if you don’t want to hear it). I’ve always been ganged up on while quietly eating my meal. 10 against 1 in the middle of a busy restaurant isn’t fun at all. People always think they’re a nutritionist once they hear that you’ve switched to the veggie side. I shut people up immediately with “I didn’t realize you had a Nutrition degree, where did you study?” I have taken nutrition classes and have done research over the last 6 years. It’s always people eating burgers, fries, and drinking sodas too. Idiots.

    Your friend was a hypocrite, I hate that.