From The PETA Files:
Forest Whitaker is on fire right now. The vegetarian actor, director, and producer has already bagged Golden Globe and SAG wins for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator and rumored cannibal (oh the irony!) Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland, and he’s got my vote for the Oscar as well. And last night he absolutely rocked as a guest star on ER.
The picture above is proof that a vegetarian diet doesn’t prevent obesity. Some may say that Mr. Whitaker gained weight for his movie portrayal of Idi Amin; I say go to Google Images, put in Forest Whitaker, and see what you find. Virtually all the pictures show his obesity.
I’m a huge fan of his, and I can’t wait to see The Last King of Scotland, but I’m sure I’ll take some heat for making an issue of his obesity. So many people seem to think that a vegetarian diet is the panacea to all ills, including obesity; I’m just making the case that that is not necessarily so.