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Lana Del Rey fans take over TikTok with new Lana Cult trend

Published: 19/Feb/2021 12:53 Updated: 19/Feb/2021 12:57

by Georgina Smith

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Fans of singer Lana Del Rey are going viral for a bizarre trend in which the participating users change their profile pictures to the same image of Lana standing in front of a fire, in order to join the ‘Lana Cult’ and find other likeminded fans.

The TikTok community is one that knows how to rally together, whether it’s for a good cause or just to create a viral meme, the power of millions of users is something to behold.

Like many social media sites, TikTok has become a hub of fandom activity. Not just for stars that got popular on the app like Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae, but for mainstream celebrities as well.

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TikTok has become a hub for all sorts of viral trends.

Hugely popular singer Lana Del Rey is naturally a favorite among many users of the app, but people are beginning to realize quite how many fans there are after a new trend that people are calling the ‘Lana Cult’ began.

What is the Lana Cult on TikTok?

Essentially, the trend sees Lana Del Rey fans changing their profile pictures to the same image of the singer standing in front of a fire, and then commenting on TikToks relating to the singer to connect with other people who are fellow fans.

In the comments, many post messages saying things like “Lana Del Rey is coming! Repent to the lord and savior Lana Del Rey before it’s too late,” and saying, “let’s be mutuals.” A mutual is two users who both follow each other on a social media platform.

Lana’s follower tab on her official TikTok page shows the vast majority of new followers have the slightly bizarre profile picture, meaning the trend picked up traction fast.

It’s unclear where exactly the image of the singer standing in front of the fire originated from, but it seems to be the key image of the Lana Cult trend.

Countless users have seen a boost in their follower count after participating in the trend, and it seems to have connected the TikTok-based portion of the Lana Del Rey fan base.

This may even end up inspiring other fandoms to take note and make it a mission to find each other by using memes to their advantage.

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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.