Vinnie Hacker responds to backlash over deleted “insensitive” TikTok

Published: 8/Nov/2020 16:34

by Charlotte Colombo


TikTok star Vinnie Hacker has responded to backlash from fans after he posted a TikTok saying he was “lonely” after the US election results were announced – but his response to the situation has seemed to rile up fans more.

Hacker is a growing star on the TikTok scene – he has 4.3 million followers on his main TikTok account as well as 1.4 million followers on his Instagram.

Known mostly for his lip-sync videos on TikTok, he has also gained a following by being part of content house Sway Gaming – which is a spin-off from notorious content house the Sway House. Other big names in Sway Gaming include Griffin Johnson, Quinton Griggs and Kio Cyr.

Hacker is also known for being open about his mental health struggles, with him opening up about some of the issues he faces on Twitter as well as on his private TikTok account @imnotvinnie and ‘pain account’ @itsallpainlmao.

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Instagram: Vinnie Hacker
Vinnie Hacker is part of the Sway Gaming content house, and shares a lot about his mental health on various social media platforms.

A recent phenomenon, ‘pain accounts’ are essentially private accounts wherein TikTok users vent their frustrations and share their mental health struggles. Even big name TikTok stars such as Nessa Barrett, have their own standalone ‘pain account.’

However, a recent post on Hacker’s ‘pain’ account caused him to draw scrutiny from fans. Following the announcement of the election results, which led to widespread celebrations across the US, Hacker posted a now-deleted TikTok wherein he said that while he was “super stoked” about the election results, he was “still lonely”.

This in turn led to a lot of backlash, with several commenters telling Hacker that this situation was “not about” him, with one commenter remarking that Hacker was showing a lot of “privilege” by posting this video. One TikTok user said: “Are you kidding me right now?”


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In response to this backlash, Hacker deleted the video before posting a series of erratic Tweets. He started by posting that he was “done with being judged for everything”, saying that he “felt like he was being constantly watched” before apologizing for posting “such insensitive content”, reiterating that it was “never [his] intention to be insensitive to any community”.

He then announced that he would be taking a social media break, but soon posted a TikTok to his private account which appeared to depict him sitting in a dark room before telling fans to “check [his] Twitter to get a deeper understanding” of the reason behind the TikTok.


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Over on Twitter, he explained that he posted the TikTok to “get a deeper understanding and meanings behind your guys’ disappointment”.

He said that he’s not “reaching for sympathy” with the TikTok and “understands that this is something [he] should be held accountable for”, but he also argued that “some things were taken out of proportion” – claiming that he got death threats and family threats as a result of posting his original TikTok.

Hacker ended the Twitter thread by asking fans for their “understanding” as he continues to educate himself on issues.

Fan reactions to the thread were mixed. While some fans sided with Hacker – with one Twitter user pointing out that it was “totally human to make mistakes” – other fans were more skeptical about his intentions behind the Twitter thread, with one fan arguing that “the way [Hacker] handles being held accountable is so weird”, speculating that he has a “manipulative side.

It is unclear when – if at all – Hacker will start his social media hiatus.


TikTok bans multiple Vegan Teacher accounts after alleged community violations

Published: 24/Feb/2021 0:48 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 11:20

by Jacob Hale


Notorious TikTok vegan That Vegan Teacher has had having multiple accounts 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 almost 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 main 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; TikTokers believe That Vegan Teacher started using multiple new TikTok accounts, although these rumors have yet to be fully verified at the time of writing. One account which came under the username ‘that.holocaust.teacher’ has also now been banned by the platform, however, people believe there are several more accounts that belong to her.

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TikTokers are rallying together to get every new account of hers banned

Accounts including ‘thatvegannurse,’ ‘theveganteacher,’ and ‘thatmeatteachermisstofu,’ have all been banned by TikTok so far, but TikTokers report more and more popping up that are yet to be removed.

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.