‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan Slams Vegans In Epic Joe Rogan Interview


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“Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan finally joined Joe Rogan for an interview on his podcast Thursday.

Taylor Sheridan is not one for the spotlight, despite being the most successful television and film writers at this moment in history. He’s currently in the thick of one of the biggest development deals with Paramount+ ever. His projects include the “Yellowstone” franchise (“1883,” “1923”), but a slew of other shows, all of which boast A-list actors in the lead and supporting roles. But there’s one type of person Sheridan doesn’t want to deal with: Ethical Vegans.

While there were a million things to talk about from this epic episode of the “Joe Rogan Experience”, one of the most hilariously brutal moments focused on Sheridan’s disdain for hypocrisy.

“I  think one of the most absurd positions anyone can take, is they’re a vegan for an ethical reason. It’s preposterous. You can do it for a medical reason. I don’t know what that reason would be, maybe you can’t process meat and can’t process proteins like that. But to do it for an ethical reason is absurd,” Sheridan spat, like a true cowboy (in a good way). “And the reason I say that is I have plowed a field. It is carnage. It is 12-feet of carnage. And every single plant that you eat is going to be tilled into the ground at some capacity. So you’re gonna kill everything … People have to understand, you have to take ownership.”

Rogan concurred, referencing an interview with Ted Nugent in which the pair discussed how vegans actually kill more animals indirectly than the meat industry. (RELATED: Everything You Need To Know About ‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan’s Utterly Insane 2024 Show Roster)

“If you look anywhere in the ecosystem, take man out of it. Virtually everything is living at the expense of another organism, to the degree that if a certain weed grows up over the grass it’s killing the grass,” Sheridan continued. “This little sapling grows up over the grass, it’s killing the grass. If the grass grows up before the weeds, it kills the weeds… there is not a vegan fish, there’s not a vegetarian fish. Every fish, every frog, they’re eating another organism to survive. Every one of them.”

You can listen to the full episode here, and I highly recommend it. Sheridan is probably one of the only people in the entertainment industry worth listening to every time he speaks publicly, which really isn’t that often.