TikTok bans ‘That Vegan Teacher’ with 1.7 million followers after 20,000 sign petition to block her

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TikTok has banned Kadie Karen Diekmeyer, popularly recognized on Social Media as That Vegan Teacher.

Diekmeyer’s account of 1.7 million followers now exhibits a “couldn’t find this account” message, saying that the person was banned for “multiple community guideline violations.”

The precise cause for That Vegan Teacher’s ban stays unclear, however Diekmeyer has been a controversial presence on the viral video app, in accordance to the report.

Her account was banned following the publication of a Change.org petition, which accuses her of using incendiary measures to drive her views on the general public, The Post reported.

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Insider reported that Diekmeyer was persistently attempting to persuade others, like movie star cooks Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver, to go vegan. Most just lately, she targeted on YouTuber TommyInIt, one of many fastest-growing Minecraft content material creators who just lately hit 4 million followers on TikTok.

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Diekmeyer, who’s at the moment hurting badly by the ban, is asking on everybody to “rise up” and defend her. In a video she posted on Tuesday in her YouTube account of 31,000 followers, That Vegan Teacher mentioned:

“Many of you woke up this morning and found out that my account was banned on TikTok, and I know many of you are jumping for joy and thinking that this is a great victory.”

“Somehow, it makes you smile to know that an animal rights activist is being silenced,” she mentioned within the video titled “Censorship: Why Good People Must Rise Up And Speak Out.”

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The Twitterverse quickly took notice with a number of trending posts.

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Diekmeyer goes on to deny a collection of accusations in her newest video — claiming she by no means “stalked anyone,” nor “‘forced’ anyone to be vegan,” and “nobody ever got sick or ‘died’ because of me.” She additionally proclaims that “Veganphobia is real,” evidenced by the truth that folks have allegedly “left dead animal body parts on my front steps. Eggs were thrown over my fence. Death threats were uttered. Groups of people tried to steal my dog, Bella.”

The Change.org petition, nevertheless, claims that Diekmeyer used her TikTok to make “blatantly racist, bigoted, discriminatory statements against anyone who doesn’t view veganism her way and her way alone,” and promote “multiple films that are dangerous to children,” calling her use of the platform “morally and ethically repugnant,” in accordance to The Post,

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Diekmeyer, the 56-year-old Canadian, reportedly joined TikTok  in 2019 however grew to become broadly recognized in July 2020 after her “Eating Animals is Wrong, McDonalds” song went viral. Asking a company fast-food chain to change their total menu was seen as noble by some and ridiculous to others, making a starvation for extra of her songs or content material. Over the subsequent few months, she gained a whole bunch of hundreds of followers.