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IRL Twitch streamer narrowly avoids high-speed crash with motorbike

Published: 20/Feb/2021 16:19

by Joe Craven

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Twitch streamer Tallulah, part of the Awkwards_Travel channel, narrowly escaped being hit by a motorcycle traveling at high speed in a heart-stopping moment caught on stream. 

The Awkwards_Travel Twitch channel focuses on the adventures of Tallulah and Gaspard who, as the name suggests, document their travels around the world. As you can also imagine, this has been increasingly difficult across the last year thanks to the ongoing global health crisis. 

However, the pair have continued to stream as much as possible, and are currently enjoying time in Thailand. The pair’s travels in East Asia nearly took a turn for the worse though, as a near-miss with a motorcycle was caught on camera. 

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Tallulah, of Awkwards Travel, experienced a near miss on stream on February 19.

As is customary with travel vloggers, Tallulah was simply filming herself out and about in Thailand. One of the draws of this content for viewers is the knowledge that anything can happen, something that was proved just moments later. 

After pointing out where she had come from, the Canadian Twitch partner said: “Yikes, chat. I even got honked at. Wait for another green man… oh my god green man.” 

She then stepped out to cross the road, just as a speeding motorcycle sped past. A slight swerve from the driver paired with a hesitation meant Tallulah avoided a collision, but it was a moment that came all too close to a serious accident. 

“Woah!” she exclaimed. “That could have been really bad.” 

Even before the incident, many of her viewers were commenting on how busy the Bangkok roads were, and Tallulah had mentioned how many motorists seemed to be ignoring the signs for pedestrians to cross. 

Thankfully, the streamer seemed to shake the incident off fairly promptly, and got back to enjoying her travels around the Thai capital. 

It joins other near-miss moments caught on stream, like when this Twitch streamer was forced to chase off a burglar attempting to get into his house. 

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That Vegan Teacher responds to TikTok ban for alleged “community violations”

Published: 24/Feb/2021 0:48 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 0:50

by Jacob Hale

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Notorious TikTok vegan That Vegan Teacher has created a video response after being banned on the platform for allegedly violating several community guidelines.

That Vegan Teacher, real name Kadie Karen Diekmeyer, has clocked up around 1.5m followers on the app and is known for her very firm vegan beliefs, which she frequently preaches on the app.

She’s also had several run-ins with other top names — including, notably, Minecraft sensation 16-year-old TommyInnit, whose fans bombarded her with hate comments after she suggested someone help him feel more comfortable around girls.

Now, after rumors that she had been arrested in January 2021 (which was proven false), she seems to have been banned from the app altogether.

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ThatVeganTeacher has been a divisive figure on TikTok.

Why was That Vegan Teacher banned on TikTok?

At the time of writing, there’s no clear explanation as to why That Vegan Teacher has been banned on TikTok, with neither her nor TikTok coming out with an explanation.

While the reason hasn’t been confirmed, a disclaimer on her TikTok profile suggests it’s due to multiple Community Guidelines violations.

This could be any number of things, so it’s impossible to speculate on what exactly the violations could be, and we’ll have to wait for official confirmation before reporting it. According to TikTok’s guidelines though, her misdemeanor could fall under any of these categories:

  • Violent extremism
  • Hateful behavior
  • Illegal activities and regulated goods
  • Violent and graphic content
  • Suicide, self harm and dangerous acts
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Adult nudity and sexual activities
  • Minor safety
  • Integrity and authenticity
  • Platform security
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That Vegan Teacher’s TikTok now shows no followers, likes or posts.

That Vegan Teacher has in the past had her videos reacted to by top celebrities such as Gordon Ramsay, who didn’t seem her biggest fan, and Russell Brand for her divisive takes.

That Vegan Teacher responds to her TikTok ban

A short time later, That Vegan Teacher created a video response to the situation, which she uploaded to YouTube with all comments and likes/dislikes turned off.

In her video, the controversial TikToker accused her critics of being “scared” of telling kids “the truth” about veganism, and alleged that her ban was the work of “veganphobic” users. In her video description, she also alleged that her home had been “attacked” by critics, who left “dead animal parts” on her front door and – even purportedly doxed her personal information.

That’s not all; some TikTokers believe that Vegan Teacher may have started using a new TikTok account, although these rumors have yet to be fully verified at the time of writing.

Previously, she has drawn comparisons between animal cruelty and atrocities such as the Holocaust, which is likely a large contributor to why TikTok users would report her and the platform would ultimately kick her off.