Chloe Bailey broke the vegan diet she had sustained for a decade after accidentally eating a beef burger. The 25-year-old performer and her sister, Halle Bailey, were at a hotel before they attended Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop in Atlanta on Saturday. Chloe called in a burger order before the show, which she shared on Instagram Live.
“So I called to get a Beyond Burger for sis, and I, like usual, specified that it’s vegan, no butter on the bun, nothing like that,” she said. “So we get the burgers, I’m getting out of the shower… and she’s eating the burger, and she’s like, ‘Are you sure this is Beyond?'”
Chloe took a bite of the burger to make sure.
“I touched the patty and smelled it and was like, ‘Of course, it’s Beyond, yeah.’ So I finish getting dressed; I take a bite, and the juice dripping from the burger is not like a Beyond burger. I just knew it was not a fake burger,” she added. “The one bite I took, and I just knew. Immediately, I said, ‘This doesn’t feel right.'”
Bailey immediately called the front desk to ensure they got their order right.
“He said, ‘No, they’re brand burgers’. I said, ‘Brand burgers? I said Beyond burgers’. I don’t even know what a brand burger is,” she said.
“Immediately, I’m losing my s**t. I gobbled down a whole can of Sprite. Halle’s laughing at me because I’m crying. This is right before the concert yesterday. I’m crying; Halle’s just laughing so hard at me because I’m freaking out,” Bailey said.
“I’ve been vegan for 10 years. I have not consumed any red meat for 10 years.”
In the comments, fans supported Chloe and acknowledged the shock she may have felt due to the experience.
View this post on Instagram
“If I put 10 years into something and someone’s mistake jeopardizes that, I’d be pissed….,” someone wrote.
“I’m vegetarian, and it’s definitely hard to tell the difference sometimes, but you know the taste of real meat and that stomach ache ain’t no joke,” another fan commented.
Chloe and her sister Halle have been vegan for 10 years, taking on the diet following inspiration from their mother, who went vegetarian for a week when they were younger.
“Being vegan started from our mother. One day, she was like, ‘I’m gonna try to be vegetarian for a week. You can join me if you’d like.’ We started the week with her and just never went back,” Halle told Complex in a 2017 interview.
Chloe said becoming vegan was easy as she already didn’t like certain foods and moved to Los Angeles, which has plenty of plant-based options.
“Eggs and dairy never sat well with me, and I never really liked cheese, so it was easy to let go,” she added. “When we moved to L.A., it really became easy. So many vegan restaurants and vegan aisles in the grocery store are like heaven for us!”
In June, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals named Halle one of the most beautiful vegan celebrities of 2023.