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Stephen Fry Takes Dig At Dairy Farmers — Explains Why Vegan Milk Is Milk

by | January 30, 2020

English actor and comedian Stephen Fry has defended the use of the word “milk” to describe plant-based alternatives — while also suggesting that dairy farmers get with the times.

The popular vegetarian celebrity tweeted a photo of his latest attempt at latte art with the caption, “Quite pleased with this one because, while far from perfect, it’s the best I’ve managed so far with oat milk…”

The post has racked up 149 retweets and 7.5k likes so far, however, one person was not impressed with Fry’s choice of language.

“Oat Milk Isn’t Milk”

“Looks great…However, oat milk isn’t milk” wrote the Twitter user.

Fry responded to say, “and peanut butter isn’t butter, quince cheese isn’t cheese, cream of coconut isn’t cream … try as dairy farmers might, history and the nature of language development will decide.”

Several Twitter users also pitched in to defend oat milk.

“Well hot-dogs aren’t actual dogs. Horse radish isn’t actual horse, oyster mushrooms don’t contain oysters” added one person.

“Last time I checked he wasn’t a baby cow so why would he need cows milk?” wrote another.

Fry received a number of barista-related job offers in celebration of his latte art skills.

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Oat milk is a popular dairy-free choice for latte art (Photo: I love coffee/Shutterstock.com)

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Stephen Fry And Vegan Diets

Fry has previously expressed an interest in going vegan — stating that “cheese and eggs” are the most difficult part of following an animal-free diet.

The actor campaigned alongside Joanna Lumley in 2019 to encourage people to take part in National Vegetarian Week.

Do you think Stephen Fry might make the full transition to a plant-based lifestyle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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