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Trainwrecks calls out streamers for “privileged” comments amid Texas power outages

Published: 18/Feb/2021 22:23 Updated: 18/Feb/2021 22:37

by Theo Salaun

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A popular Twitch streamer known as ‘Trainwrecks’ has gone viral on TikTok for calling out his fellow broadcasters for making what many viewers felt were privileged comments regarding the current Texas power outages.

Texas is experiencing unprecedented power outages as the state undergoes extreme winter weather, with nearly three million citizens doing their best to keep warm amid rolling blackouts.

As one of the world’s biggest energy sources, Texas’ current situation has sparked quite the debate — as well as some divisive comments from Colorado City, Texas’ former mayor, who appeared to place the blame on the citizens.

“No one owes you or your family anything,” Tim Boyd wrote in a controversial Facebook post. “Nor is it the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it’s your choice!”

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Former Colorado City, Texas mayor Tim Boyd has come under fire due to this controversial Facebook post regarding the current Texas power outages.

These comments were brought up during a February 17 birthday stream on Trainwrecks’ Twitch account, which some of his friends seemed to agree with, to a certain extent.

However, Train wasn’t having any of their arguments, and hit back with a scathing counterpoint that has garnered hundreds of thousands of views on TikTok.

“Y’all can meme all you want for clout on here, but that’s so f**ked up. I don’t want to hear it,” he said.

“No, think about it — realistically, what do you need to survive?” one of his buddies retorted. “Food, water, heat. …

“We barely survived,” Train hit back. “You’re lucky the electricity was on! If it wasn’t, you’d be miserable, like we have been for the last three days!”

“You know how you survived for six weeks? Because all of us make $2.6 million a year playing video games!” he continued. “What the f**k are you talking about, bro? Half of these motherf***kers make 25,000 a year… and they have kids. F**k that. I don’t like that high-riding bulls**t. You’re in a $2.5 million house talking like that! It’s easy to talk like that!”

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Thus far, Train has been met with acclaim from viewers across social media, with many applauding him for calling out his fellow streamer’s callous comments on a very serious situation that is affecting millions during one of the year’s most coldest storms to date.

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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.