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Is Travis Barker vegan? Blink 182 drummer’s food preferences explored when he appears in Daring plant chicken ad with Kourtney Kardashian

Newlyweds Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are munching on vegan snacks in an all-new plant-based campaign to promote a meat-free diet. The couple dressed in cheeky attire and fed on plant-based foods, as seen in the promotional photos.

The couple can be seen enjoying the Daring Plant Chicken for Meat Lovers in the ad. Reality TV star Kourtney rocks a red lace dress, while hubby Travis Barker sports a shirtless look in some photos and a black jacket in others.

The 43-year-old, along with her husband, recently showed their support for veganism. While we all know Kourtney is 95% vegan, is Travis Barker also vegan?

Explore if Travis Barker is vegan

The modern punk rock drummer has been conscious of his diet from an early age. He became a vegetarian when he was only 13 years old. However, he only became a vegan in 2008.

Kourtney and Travis film for 'Daring Foods#039;  - A plant-based meat company (Image via @DaringFoods/Twitter)
Kourtney and Travis shoot for ‘Daring Foods’ – A plant-based meat company (Image via @DaringFoods/Twitter)

After Travis and Kourtney were seen filming the Daring plant-based meat ad campaign, the drummer said:

“I haven’t eaten meat since I was 13, so really good plant-based protein is important to me.”

The reason Travis Barker gave up meat eating and went vegan is interesting but horrifying. Barker leads a health-conscious life because he was in a plane crash in 2008. The Blink-182 drummer was on a jet bound for Van Nuys, Calif., which did not all the way to destination and crashed in South Carolina. .

Travis Barker survived a plane crash that killed his bodyguard, his assistant and the 2 pilots. And it hasn’t flown for 13 years until this month. I won’t even hold you, if I survived something like this I might never have flown again.

Travis’ security guard Charles and his assistant Chris Baker could not survive the accident, and Travis himself suffered third-degree burns to 65–70 percent of his body. After recovering, Travis vowed to commit to an all-vegan diet. In fact, the accident left Travis Barker so shaken that he couldn’t fly for the next 13 years.

Speaking about his veganism, he once said on a podcast:

“I was eating bags of beef jerky – all they could give me, all I could swallow and I didn’t think about what I was eating because I wasn’t eating at all. I was giving up my food, I I was giving it to my friends because I didn’t want to eat meat but then I got caught. Anyway, I ate some meat in the hospital and when I came out I just felt that the next evolution of my diet would be to try to be vegan. And it was so easy in LA because we have so many great vegan restaurants.”

Talking about his favorite vegan dishes, Travis Barker opened up about his love for meatless beef, vegan sushi from Nobu or Matsushisha, and other animal-free products. Not only is Travis’ diet vegan, but so are his tattoos, as they’re made with non-gelatinous ink. Some tattoo inks are derived from animal fats, but Travis makes sure not to wear them on his body.

Travis Barker has been a strict vegan since 2008. (Image via @travisbarker/Instagram)
Travis Barker has been a strict vegan since 2008. (Image via @travisbarker/Instagram)

Overall, the newlyweds, who recently tied the knot in Italy, look great in Daring Plant Chicken’s ad campaign. Travis is a strict vegan, and Kourtney also credits Barker with helping her become more aware of what she puts into her body.

Edited by Mohini Banerjee

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