Remove That Vegan Teacher From TikTok

Remove That Vegan Teacher From TikTok

September 23, 2020
Petition to
TikTok GM Vanessa Pappas and 4 others
Signatures: 27,071Next Goal: 35,000
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Why this petition matters

Started by S F

Tiktok is used around the world to create short form videos capturing everything from a loved ones precious moments, everyday life hacks, rare education, music, lip syncs, comedy to funny videos, extraordinary talents and amazing communities of support that bridge the generational gap. There are various communities that coexist in harmony.

Community Guidelines are set for the safety, protection and rules of the entire platform. When a Creator habitually violates those guidelines and isn't held accountable for their actions it sets a poor example. An example that could destroy someone life or the entire platform. Creators are solely responsible for their content. When that content interferes with people's safety, exploits their education level or age,  becomes hurtful, harassing, misleading, cyber bullying, contains hate speech against multiple people AND communities, it must be stopped. 

Being a Vegan or Vegetarian is a healthful lifestyle that is a choice for some people. However it isn't always the best option medically or financially. The Creator known as That Vegan Teacher and That Vegan Teacher _irl has violated multiple community guidelines in various videos, duets and sounds. She is a former certificated educator however has no background in veterinary nor human medicine. She has made blatantly racist, bigoted, discriminatory statements against anyone who doesn't view veganism her way and her way alone. She has promoted multiple films that are dangerous to children given TikToks 13 yr old age requirement and many children under that age access it on a daily basis. These videos show violent depictions of animal slaughter in graphic detail. Her targets have included minors under 18, the LGBTQ+ Community, Person's with disabilities, people of the black community, various religions and more. Multiple reports have been made against her content yet her platform remains active.

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. Along with the ethics and morality of stepping into a stranger's relationship with their child and family, malnourishment and health conditions could have led to a real possibility of a child's death. A 9 year old child knows little of nutrition and wellness and may have very little resources to a healthy lifestyle. This promotion of veganism to children without parental or guardian knowledge on the platform is dangerous. Her dog Bella, is fed a Vegan diet. According to  the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine as well as Veterinary Practice News, Vegan diets in real world conditions DO NOT bode well for dogs and cats. The formulation of the commerical foods are often missing vital compounds essential to an animals health.  The studies proving these animals are healthy have been UNCONTROLLED, LOW QUALITY and SHORT TERM. Preaching to an uneducated populace who just wants to do what's right could in advertently make them complicit in their animals illness or death. Forcibly making a pet Vegan could lead to an animal aquiring cardiomyopathy, long term illness and even death. This is animal abuse. Using George Floyd's death, she targeted a black man and attacked his skin color and empathy for not being vegan. Using a human beings death as a weapon to promote a lifestyle agenda is abhorrent. Particularly when the person she aimed it at is a Black American and she is a white Canadian. In one TikTok she is holding a phallic carrot and while dipping it in hummus and sucking it off, she encourages her followers to change religions like they change underwear, to use their critical thinking skills and try to become atheists on Sundays. Religion is the very heart of some people's lives. To not only weaponize it but to pair it with an action that could be seen as sexual in nature is reprehensible. 

In closing, it is our belief that the content, video and sounds created by That Vegan Teacher on the TikTok platform are morally and ethically repugnant and are a direct violation of multiple Community Guidelines. We respectfully request that her platform be removed and permanent ban be instated immediately. 


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Decision Makers

  • Vanessa PappasTikTok GM
  • TikTok creatorsTikTok Creators
  • Yiming ZhangCEO ByteDance
  • William FordBoard Director ByteDance
  • Philip LaffontBoard Director