Celebrities React to Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘What the Health’

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

What the Health—the follow-up film from the creators of the groundbreaking documentary Cowspiracy—is taking the Netflix-watching world by storm. In the film, executive producer Joaquin Phoenix blows the lid off “the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.”

Much as they did to the other recent Netflix game changer, Okja, many folks—celebrities included—are expressing strong reactions to the film. The documentary has undoubtedly had a major impact on vegans and nonvegans alike, persuading many to consider a plant-based diet.

We applaud these celebrities for using their power and influence to help encourage others to watch this life-changing documentary. Take a look at some of our favorite What the Health celeb tweets:




Phoenix has never been one to shy away from tough subjects, having helped PETA expose wool producersthe trade in dog leatherthe cold-blooded horror of the exotic-skins industry, and more. And he isn’t shying away from this issue, either.

Joaquin Phoenix What the Health Movie Poster

Get Inspired by What the Health and Other Animal Rights Films

Catch What the Health on Netflix. And if it leaves you hungry for more of what food producers aren’t telling you, click the button below to check out some other eye-opening films available for streaming, and to pledge to go vegan:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind