Alicia Silverstone is letting all you mothers out there know that unlike your disgusting little rugrats, her son has never been sick. Okay, she isn’t really being that judgey about it, but still…
42-year-old Alicia spoke with Page Six about how her 7-year-old son, Bear has never accidentally overdosed on Triaminic because it tastes like orange soda (happened to me when I was 5). Bear’s white blood cells are on fleek, bitch. He doesn’t need medicine because he has the most powerful meds there are: Veggies.
Alicia told Page Six:
“He’s never had to take medicine in his life… He can get sniffles and a runny nose but he’s not down, he still goes to school. Two times in his life has he been like ‘Mommy I don’t feel good,’ and it was only for a few hours and he was back running around.”
Reason number 1 to not have a vegan child: they don’t run out of energy. Mommy needs wine time, who’s trying to have a kid firing on all cylinders all day?
Alicia has been vegan since she was 21 and sort of humble-bragged about how she invented the whole movement:
“I remember when I would go on David Letterman and go on Jay Leno and they’d be like ‘Vegan?! What’s a vegan?’ And they would just make a whole fun riff on it because it was like I was an alien, no one was talking about being vegan on television… I’m just so excited that there are people in the world that see it… Maybe they’re going to take baby steps to get there [but] that’s a way better place then being like ‘Are you OK? Are you gonna die?'”
Alicia’s contributions to veganism don’t end at introducing it to us in the 90s, she has also written two vegan cookbooks, collaborates with MyKind Organic vitamins and was a keynote speaker at Good Housekeeping‘s #RaiseTheGreenBar sustainability summit last week.
Not only has Alicia delivered some iconic characters like Cher from Clueless or when she played Batgirl in the gayest Batman movie ever made not on MEN.com, but she also keeps her child’s immune system working like an Amazon factory worker. Vegans are truly powerful. But really, maybe Bear never gets sick, because germs say, “fuck it, I’m out of here, I can’t with this,” every time Alicia spits chewed food into his mouth.