Who is That Vegan Teacher? TikToker Kadie Karen Diekmeyer who roasted Gordon Ramsay for eating meat is going viral
A petition has been started on Change.org, demanding TikTok to impose a permanent ban on her. The campaign has received over 18,000 signs with 25,000 as its set goal
Who is That Vegan Teacher on TikTok who is going viral? And why are people urging for her platform to be removed from the site? The owner of That Vegan Teacher, Kadie Karen Diekmeyer has gathered a lot of attention for her song to Gordan Ramsay, in which she tells him “hurting animals is wrong”.
After her viral song to the chef, which was also met with a sarcastic response by Ramsay himself, people have signed a petition, urging TikTok to impose a permanent ban on her account. However, Diekmeyer has been the topic of discussion more than once owing to her strong opinion about veganism and her latest viral song has yet again dragged her into controversy for all the wrong reasons.
Who is Kadie Karen Diekmeyer?
According to Plant Based News, Diekmeyer is an elementary school teacher and vegan advocate. She enjoys over 1.6 million followers on TikTok and her videos about veganism have garnered nearly 20,000 subscribers on YouTube. Her account consists of educational videos on veganism and intersectional activism. Furthermore, her Spotify playlist is said to have her “original creations”, similar to the one she wrote for Ramsay.
Most recently, she made headlines after creating a song for Ramsay. The lyrics of her song read, “Eating animals is wrong, Gordon Ramsay. Share this song, and if you call me a “donut”, that’s fine, as long as you’re vegan from now on.”
Ramsay shared a reaction video to her song, in which he’s seen eating lettuce at the beginning and taking a bite from his beef burger once she concludes singing. He captioned the video, “It’s an honour a song was written about me....and now back to my beef burger."
That Vegan Teacher had gotten entangled in controversies previously too when she compared animal agriculture to the Holocaust, according to reports. She also came under fire for using the term "meat is murder". Earlier this year, she was severely criticized for arguing that "coming out" as a vegan is "more special" than coming out as gay.
She has said, "Coming out as a vegan animal rights activist, as someone who cares beyond themself, is much more special than it is to come out as a member of the LGBTQ community. Coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community is an entirely selfish act. It’s talking about you only. It’s not talking about the things you’re going to do to better the world.”
It appears as if her choice to enforce veganism on her followers and most recently Ramsay, hasn't sat well with a significant number of people as a petition has been started on Change.org, demanding TikTok to impose a permanent ban on her. The campaign has received over 18,000 signs with 25,000 as its set goal.
The petition states, "Her statements have included telling a creator with a disability that they would be "better" if they were vegan. That is a dehumanizing and ablest statement. She told a child they were not going to Heaven because they were not Vegan. It's morally prejudicial to espouse your religious beliefs and condemn a stranger's child. She blatantly encouraged a 9 yr old to go behind their parents backs to become a vegan. This could have had life altering consequences for this child."