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TikTok bans vegan activist who said gay people contribute to their own oppression by eating meat

After stirring up a string of controversies over the past few months, Kadie Karen Diekmeyer (a.k.a. That Vegan Teacher) has been officially banned from TikTok for violating one too many community guidelines.

Prior to being kicked off the platform, Diekmeyer had amassed an impressive 1.7 million followers. She regularly posted videos comparing “veganphobia” to homophobia, berating LGBTQ commenters for contributing to their own oppression by eating meat, and insisting that coming out as vegan is more important and less selfish than coming out as gay.

“Coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community is an entirely selfish act,” Diekmeyer said. “It’s talking about you only. It’s not talking about the things you’re going to do better in the world. Coming out as an animal rights activist is talking about the animals–others, not just you. In fact, it is a completely unselfish thing to do.”

Eventually, a change.org petition was launched calling for Diekmeyer to have her page yanked down.

“[That Vegan Teacher] has made blatantly racist, bigoted, discriminatory statements against anyone who doesn’t view veganism her way and her way alone,” the petition reads.

“Her targets have included minors under 18, the LGBTQ+ Community, Person’s [sic] with disabilities, people of the black community, various religions and more. Multiple reports have been made against her content yet her platform remains active.”

So far, over 20,000 people and counting have signed the petition.

Though it’s unclear whether that’s what prompted TikTok to finally give Diekmeyer the boot, as of yesterday, her channel was no longer available. A disclaimer says it was banned due to community guideline violations.

After being banned from her primary platform, Diekmeyer uploaded an angry 20-minute video to her YouTube channel slamming “censorship” and doubling down on her meat-loving critics.

Reports that Diekmeyer launched a new TikTok channel called “That Holocaust Teacher,” which she was using to compare eating meat to the Holocaust, began circulating on Twitter earlier today, although that account, too, has been banned.

Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.