Not long ago, the star of “Big Bang Theory,” Mayim Bialik, revealed that she actually doesn’t enjoy Thanksgiving. Apparently, Mayim doesn’t support the slaughtering of innocent turkeys. Moreover, she is ashamed that America actually celebrates a day of genocide.
At the end of the article, you can see the video she posted on Youtube, explaining what is the reason she doesn’t fancy Thanksgiving.
The first of many reasons why the actress doesn’t like this holiday is due to her disdain for gluttony. She doesn’t like that people use this holiday as an excuse to eat too much food.
Her second reason is more important. Mayim is a vegan. Therefore, she is against killing innocent animals such as turkeys.
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) November 14, 2017
“I don’t like the tradition of killing a bird that in most cases has been genetically modified so that it’s so big that it can’t even stand up and then you lay its carcass on a tray and you carve it up and then you eat it. I don’t like that tradition. I don’t want that one. And I know; you think, “you vegans ruin everything.” Well, you know what? I think your tradition of killing an animal and laying its carcass and eating the skin and the flesh of it — I think its gross. That ruins it too.”
As a third reason, she uses Thanksgiving’s similarities with the Jewish holiday Sukkot. Sukkot is a harvest festival with plenty of food too. Apparently, the actress doesn’t know that that the pilgrims actually wanted the original feast to correspond with Sukkot.
And the last reason why the actress doesn’t like the holiday is because it celebrates genocide.
“History is written by the winners. I grew up coloring pictures of pilgrims and indigenous people — we called them Indians when I was a child — having this beautiful Thanksgiving together. The truth is, European invaders came to this land, took it from the indigenous people, raped, pillaged, gave them all sorts of diseases, called it their own, and desecrated a culture. It is one of the grossest examples of genocide in recent history and much as I don’t want to think about that, it’s really hard for me not to think about that when I think about Thanksgiving.”
On the other hand, the reason why she slightly likes Thanksgiving is because it instills gratefulness in people and the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”