That Vegan Teacher: TikToker Kadie Karen Diekmeyer banned after petition calls her 'morally repugnant'
The account, belonging to animal rights activist Kadie Karen Diekmeyer, boasted 1.7 million followers but was banned for 'violating community guidelines' after a petition signed by over 20,000 people
TikTok has blocked "That Vegan Teacher's account after a growing petition to have her removed from the platform. The account belonging to animal rights activist Kadie Karen Diekmeyer, who boasted 1.7 million followers on TikTok, was banned for "violating community guidelines" after a petition signed by over 20,000 people called for her removal, saying her content was "morally and ethically repugnant."
In a video shared on YouTube titled 'Censorship: Why Good People Must Rise Up And Speak Out', Diekmeyer called for her fans to speak out against the ban. "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," she said in the video posted Tuesday. "Somehow, it makes you smile to know that an animal rights activist is being silenced on one of the platforms."
"Why is that? Why does that bring you joy? I know why - because you're feeling guilty. You know you shouldn't be eating animals, you know you shouldn't be paying to exploit them, and you cannot look in the mirror and see that in you," she continued. "You're suffering from cognitive dissonance; you think you're a good person, but on the other hand, you pay people to rape, torture, and murder these innocent animals, who never did one single thing wrong to you."
Meanwhile, the petition calling for Diekmeyer's removal claimed she shared content that constituted hate speech, alleging that she often made "blatantly racist, bigoted, discriminatory statements." The petition added: "Her targets have included minors under 18, the LGBTQ+ Community, persons with disabilities, people of the black community, various religions, and more."
But Diekmeyer denied accusations made by the petition, asserting she hadn't forced anyone to be vegan or discriminated against anyone. "I have repeatedly stated that the LGBTQ community, and everyone, regardless of skin color, age, social status or religion should be given equal rights, protected, cherished, and loved," she said. "I also stated that members of all minority groups should tap into their own oppression and use that to help them understand the oppression that the animals live each and every moment in factory farms."
In her latest video, Diekmeyer said she never “stalked anyone,” nor “‘forced’ anyone to be vegan,” and “nobody ever got sick or ‘died’ because of me.” She also declared that “Veganphobia is real" after people 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.”
Most recently, the vegan activist made headlines after writing a song for celebrity chef Gordon 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 was seen eating lettuce at the beginning and taking a bite from his beef burger once she stopped singing. He captioned the video, “It’s an honor a song was written about me....and now back to my beef burger."