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CMU Beef Of The Week #24: Leona Lewis v meat

By | Published on Saturday 26 June 2010

Morrissey is known for his fervent vegetarianism. He’s not afraid to call for meat to be banned at his gigs, or rant at meat eaters he sees (or smells) at festivals. Hell, he even wrote a song, nay an entire album, called ‘Meat Is Murder’. Morrissey gets away with this for a number of reasons:

1) He is Morrissey
2) He’s known for being a bit demanding
3) People like that he’s a bit of an arse
4) He co-wrote ‘How Soon Is Now?’

In the case of Leona Lewis, the closest she gets is that people suspect that she might be one of the above (clue: no one thinks she’s Morrissey). As a result, her tour crew are apparently quite angry that she has banned meat from all the backstage catering on her UK tour, which kicked off this week. What’s more, no one is allowed to bring meat into the venues.

A source told The Sun this week: “There are going to be murders. Leona has demanded that only veggie food be made available for everyone – and members of the crew are threatening to quit. She will not even allow food to be bought off-site then brought in. She is getting a reputation as a bit of a pain in the arse. She is such a diva. It’s getting out of control”.

Leona’s support act Gabriella Cilmi also told Digital Spy: “All I know so far is that the food’s going to be vegan, and I’m not sure how I’m going to cope with that”.

Rumours that a pack of drooling roadies have already eaten two members of Leona’s band remain unconfirmed.

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