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Welcome to the Weekly Debate Post.

As a reminder, anyone (vegan or non-vegan) is welcome to participate in posts tagged as "Debate Thread". However, we do appreciate everyone being respectful and coming to the discussion with the goal of education and collaboration.

That Vegan Teacher has created a stir on social media (especially TikTok) with her confrontational activism. She had a huge following on TikTok (1.6m followers) before she was banned last week. The cause of her ban hasn't been made public, but she has said a lot of controversial things and had interactions with some pretty big name celebrities (Gordon Ramsey, most recently).

I think this prompts an interesting question, and one that comes up often in vegan activism. Is That Vegan Teacher helping or harming to the vegan movement? What do you think about some of her controversial statements, such as saying "Coming out as a vegan animal rights activist...is much more special than it is to come out as a member of the LGBTQ community" or comparing animal slaughter to the holocaust?

Welcome to the Weekly Debate Post. As a reminder, anyone (vegan or non-vegan) is welcome to participate in posts tagged as "Debate Thread". However, we do appreciate everyone being respectful and coming to the discussion with the goal of education and collaboration. That Vegan Teacher has created a stir on social media (especially TikTok) with her confrontational activism. She had a huge following on TikTok (1.6m followers) before she was banned last week. The cause of her ban hasn't been made public, but she has said a lot of controversial things and had interactions with some pretty big name celebrities (Gordon Ramsey, most recently). I think this prompts an interesting question, and one that comes up often in vegan activism. Is That Vegan Teacher helping or harming to the vegan movement? What do you think about some of her controversial statements, such as saying "Coming out as a vegan animal rights activist...is much more special than it is to come out as a member of the LGBTQ community" or comparing animal slaughter to the holocaust?

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[–] lilSealGirl 1 points (+3|-2)

That Vegan Teacher is not affecting anything. She probably will affirm already very biased individuals. I'm an ex-vegan thought still mostly plant based. I've heard things like this said for years. I don't think people who are already opened minded about veganism care that much.

I think there are some very bigoted people against veganism. It probably can feel similar to what an LGB person could experience. Telling people I was bi was met with less harassment than telling them I'm vegan. People take eating as seriously as sex in some cultures.