Before we get into this, I would like to issue a disclaimer: I don’t endorse what this person is trying to do and it’s certainly interesting to see the lengths someone will go to to get the vegan word heard. I am not an affiliate or a supporter.
Check out one of her videos below:
Who is She?
Kadie Karen Diekmeyer has recently blown up on YouTube and TikTok posting some videos with, lets say, interesting vegan inspired content. It’s hard to fault her active approach with a very clear message. With a following of 1.7 Million people, she’s getting stonks.
Why is she trending?
Her best know video was “Eating Animals is Wrong, McDonalds”. This garnered her enough attention to amass a small following and since then she has used the platform to write short, catchy songs encouraging people to embrace the vegan lifestyle.
Most of her songs seem cheery and are infectious enough to enjoy when casually browsing TikTok. When you start to dig a little deeper, you find her excessive use of profanity and disturbing, often macabre, use of animal agriculture images a bit too much. She’s almost seems a bit too passionate sometimes.
It’s more likely that she would make her intended audience feel guilt rather than inspire a genuine and whole hearted switch to a plant based lifestyle.
It all gets a little bit cagey from there on out; Kadie has responded to and called out many people on TikTok, sometimes going to drastic lengths to show her commitment to the vegan cause.
Gordon Ramsay was mentioned in one of Miss Kadie’s songs where she petitioned him to stop eating meat. We all know Gordon Ramsay well enough that he responded in his usual dispassionate and careless style.
Recently she has been called out by worried parents, directing a large portion of her content at younger teens; specifically, employing the use of swearing, profanities and the graphic discussion of the rape and murder of animals on an almost daily basis.
What about all the other Vegans?
This is where things get a little testy for a lot of Vegan Lifestyle Advocates. Some have argued her concentrated and full on approach has given Vegans a bad name and sparked a fresh wave of Vegan phobia. Many feel her message can be misconstrued and even toxic to the cause.
It’s easy to see why some might feel this way as miss Kadie has previously compared the treatment of animals to Hot Topics such as the #metoo movement, religion and the oppression of African Americans – all tender areas for many, if not most humans on this planet.
She has even gone so far as to ask “how much meat does this child consume” when questioned on whether to save a Cow or a Child.
Is She the Right advocate for Vegans?
It’s hard to say as Plant Based/Vegan lifestyles and the issues they raise are often over looked or perhaps not even fully understood by many people. She has managed to engage with a large following on TikTok and sometimes, the heavy handed approach can reach a target audience but it’s not for everyone.
Conversely, this can be seen as another nail in the coffin for the vegan cause as many already have a furious disdain for pushy vegans and their “Meat is Murder” message.
The videos do have some educational merit but it has to be taken with a pinch of salt as many factors influence a person’s decision to embrace the plant based lifestyle. Throughout history, human kind hasn’t responded well to such attacks on deeply engrained social, cultural and traditional norms.
There’s a myriad of reasons why someone may not decide to embrace a vegan lifestyle including medical reasons or even personal preference but according to Miss Kadie, there is no valid reason – this level of intransigence only further infuriating those who don’t embrace her intention. When all is said and done, it’s down to you to make up your mind about That Vegan Teacher. Maybe she’s right for the cause, maybe she isn’t. Only time will tell that story.