Louis recently spoke to TenEighty about the vegan relaunch of his second channel Food for Louis.
The Food for Louis channel had previously received negative press attention in 2012 for featuring videos where Louis ate what he now describes as “things considered disgusting or repulsive in Western culture”. At the time this outraged many people across the globe.
Louis has since recounted how during this period the RSPCA approached him at his home looking to press criminal charges after he ate a goldfish in a video.
Louis stands by this old content telling TenEighty: “I still don’t think the videos I made are any more offensive or wrong than anything every meat eater is doing, it is just more obvious and in your face.
“Now I wouldn’t kill an animal but I am aware that it was a process for me to come to that decision, and by exploring what it really meant to eat meat was a big part of that journey”.
It was after this controversy that Louis decided to reinvent his YouTube self and started the FunforLouis channel to document his daily life.
In the new video on his Food for Louis channel, Louis discusses the journey he went on when deciding to go vegan.
He told TenEighty that he has “been on a personal journey learning about a plant-based diet” and wants to bring his audience along on the journey with him.
As a self-described “complete amateur” himself he would love to help his viewers learn more about eating a vegan diet, saying “you don’t need to know how to cook to start learning”
The relaunched channel which now has four videos features Louis cooking a vegan meal for friends and showing the humorous process of him figuring that out.
Louis says that he would “also like to have the occasional travel food video” where he learns about plant-based foods in other cultures.
“I think Gaz from avantgardevegan would be cool to learn from, he seems super cool! I love Earthling Ed’s activism work. I would also love to chat on camera with my friend Jack Harries about his vegan journey as it was very instrumental on my path”.
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