Joaquin Phoenix's Oscars speech slamming cow's milk sparks backlash from dairy industry

antitox

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Phoenix pleas for animal rights during Oscars speech

The dairy industry is striking back at Joaquin Phoenix’s tirade against milk.

Phoenix, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor on Sunday for his starring role in “Joker,” used his acceptance speech to voice his qualms with dairy farming, saying humans “go to the natural world and we plunder it for its resources,” promotinganimal rights.

“We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth, we steal her baby. We take her milk that’s intended for her calf, and we put it in our coffee and our cereal. And I think we fear the idea of personal change because we think that we have to sacrifice something.”

A spokesman for the National Milk Producers Federation responded:

"If he [Phoenix] studied the commitment of dairy farmers to animal welfare and had a fuller understanding of the contribution of dairy products to a nutritious diet, especially for children, he might have a different perception of the value that dairy contributes to global health and the importance of the dairy sector to global livelihood,” Alan Bjerga, a spokesman for the National Milk Producers Federation, told FOX Business on Monday.

It’s not the first time Phoenix made a plea for animal rights activism. The 45-year-old actor urged people to go vegan earlier this month when he led an animal right’s protest in London dropping a banner from the Tower Bridge that read: “Factory farming destroys our planet. Go vegan” ahead of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.

“He’s said these things many times. This wasn’t new to us, but it’s new to many people because he hasn’t’ had a platform like an Oscars acceptance speech,” Bjerga said, adding that he doesn’t anticipate Phoenix’s comments will impact dairy sales or change consumer perception.

Phoenix speech comes amid declining cow's milk sales as more consumers consider dairy-free milk alternatives saturating the market. Indeed, milk sales plummeted to $12 billion in 2019 from $15 billion in 2015, according to Nielsen. Almond milk sales, meanwhile, have grown nearly 6 percent to $1.35 billion while oat milk surged 662 percent to $59.8 million last year, data shows.

Bjerga doesn't anticipate the "Joker" star's comments to sour consumer preferences in the dairy aisle.

“We haven’t seen any long-term impact [when comments like these were made previously]. People buy milk because it’s nutritious and healthy for their families, not because they’re following the thoughts of celebrities using a platform,” Bjerga said. "Milk continues to be in 94 percent of refrigerators."

Phoenix wasn't the only star to use his award-winning platform to make a statement. When accepting the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," Brad Pitt took a shot at Republican senators who voted against calling witnesses at President Trump's impeachment trial.
 

Lovin Jesus

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Phoenix pleas for animal rights during Oscars speech

The dairy industry is striking back at Joaquin Phoenix’s tirade against milk.

Phoenix, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor on Sunday for his starring role in “Joker,” used his acceptance speech to voice his qualms with dairy farming, saying humans “go to the natural world and we plunder it for its resources,” promotinganimal rights.

“We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth, we steal her baby. We take her milk that’s intended for her calf, and we put it in our coffee and our cereal. And I think we fear the idea of personal change because we think that we have to sacrifice something.”

A spokesman for the National Milk Producers Federation responded:

"If he [Phoenix] studied the commitment of dairy farmers to animal welfare and had a fuller understanding of the contribution of dairy products to a nutritious diet, especially for children, he might have a different perception of the value that dairy contributes to global health and the importance of the dairy sector to global livelihood,” Alan Bjerga, a spokesman for the National Milk Producers Federation, told FOX Business on Monday.

It’s not the first time Phoenix made a plea for animal rights activism. The 45-year-old actor urged people to go vegan earlier this month when he led an animal right’s protest in London dropping a banner from the Tower Bridge that read: “Factory farming destroys our planet. Go vegan” ahead of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.

“He’s said these things many times. This wasn’t new to us, but it’s new to many people because he hasn’t’ had a platform like an Oscars acceptance speech,” Bjerga said, adding that he doesn’t anticipate Phoenix’s comments will impact dairy sales or change consumer perception.

Phoenix speech comes amid declining cow's milk sales as more consumers consider dairy-free milk alternatives saturating the market. Indeed, milk sales plummeted to $12 billion in 2019 from $15 billion in 2015, according to Nielsen. Almond milk sales, meanwhile, have grown nearly 6 percent to $1.35 billion while oat milk surged 662 percent to $59.8 million last year, data shows.

Bjerga doesn't anticipate the "Joker" star's comments to sour consumer preferences in the dairy aisle.

“We haven’t seen any long-term impact [when comments like these were made previously]. People buy milk because it’s nutritious and healthy for their families, not because they’re following the thoughts of celebrities using a platform,” Bjerga said. "Milk continues to be in 94 percent of refrigerators."

Phoenix wasn't the only star to use his award-winning platform to make a statement. When accepting the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," Brad Pitt took a shot at Republican senators who voted against calling witnesses at President Trump's impeachment trial.
Interesting how he is defense and concern for cows and the impact it makes on them when their calves are taken from them after birth, and then the cow is milked in such an invasive way. Of course his statement is meant to affect a persons conscience. Does he believe a cow is worth more than a human being? Millions of unborn babies killed every year, and even infanticide without a second thought? But he stands there to advocate for cows? Animal rights above human rights? I would like to hear celebrities advocate for human life.
 
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ByGod'sGrace

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What I don't get is that he starred in one of the most satanic, evil movies of last year (and so did Brad Pitt), yet he thinks he can grandstand about morals and ethics when he and other actors are getting paid millions of dollars to portray and exalt horrific, brutal things on film. …?
 

ByGod'sGrace

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I grew up on a farm. We had one milk cow and milked her twice a day. She got lots of love and snuggles. We made butter out of the cream. I can understand the factory farming with cows continually pumped with drugs to make them keep producing milk. I don't think that is natural. That is man's greed harming the dominion God gave him over animals. We, as people, should not allow greed to overshadow basic human respect and care for ALL life....and my experience has been that the most militant vegans I have met have been the hugest abortion supporters. :-(
 
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Footsteps

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We all have our own sacred cows - especially in India and Nepal. In Texas a herd of Eat Mor Chikin cows was heard to give a collective MOO! cheer after the speech. (To be honest, the herd comprised about half of the remaining viewership of the Oscars). The Golden Calf was probably the first Oscar, and a representation of the Egyptian bull god Apis. Thanks to Apis, the world can now hear all the Hollywood bull it wants on TV.
I shouldn't reveal insider secrets, but Hollywood protects cows in hopes that one of them will reincarnate into an actor with talent.
 

depserv

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The Academy Awards should add a few more categories: best communist propaganda in a drama, best promotion of race hatred, best depiction of the rambolina concept in the promotion of feminism, best normalization of homosexuality, best depiction of America as evil, best portrayals of Christians as psychotic, and so on.

These are the things they put in their movies and they are what's being celebrated at the awards show, so why not be open about it?

When these devil-worshipping marxists tell us something is bad that means it's most likely good. I think I'll have a glass of milk.
 

antitox

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Joaquin needs a little bit of "re-education." He's so lost in himself that it's going to take a little bit of shaking in his life to get him to a normal existence. Who knows what that would be.
 
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