Spring racing season is almost always laced with criticism and debate about the ethics of watching horses race for entertainment.
For Osher Gunsberg, that debate quickly took over his social media profiles when he shared photos from Derby Day over the weekend.
The TV presenter and radio host has been forced to respond to critics who claimed they were “confused” about why he would feel comfortable attending the races considering his vegan lifestyle.
“Never thought you’d support horse racing,” one fan wrote.
“I follow you because you’re a fellow vegan but I’m confused by your stance on this issue,” another argued.
Speaking to his radio co-hosts, Stav Davidson and Abby Coleman today, Gunsberg argued he has never declared himself a vegan; rather, it’s simply the fastest way for him to communicate his unique eating habits.
“I don’t eat animals,” The Bachelor host explained.
“I say that I’m vegan because it’s the quickest way to get the explanation across, but the truth is I’ve never really called myself vegan.
“I like animals as much as the next person but I like people better and for me, factory farming is not very good at all for our environment and the food and water that’s fed to that livestock could be much better used for people.”