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Who are Julia & Lauren Burch? Twin sisters blowing up on TikTok and Twitch

Published: 14/Feb/2021 16:16

by Georgina Smith

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Julia and Lauren Burch are identical twin sisters who have experienced a huge boost in popularity at the start of 2021, making content on both Twitch and TikTok, and racking up millions of followers across platforms.

TikTok has become a hub for a huge range of creators to accumulate followers and grow their presence online – both for creators new to the internet, and those who have been making content on other platforms prior to TikTok.

With influencers making huge careers from the app and basically becoming celebrities overnight, people are flocking to the app to see what they can bring to the table, with many finding a huge boost in their followers.

Julia and Lauren Burch pose in an Instagram picture
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Julia and Lauren are twin sisters from Canada.

Julia and Lauren Burch are two such creators who have found a community on TikTok, though it’s not the only platform they upload to. The girls also have Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram accounts that are all seeing growth alongside TikTok.

Julia and Lauren: TikTok Twins

These two stars are 20-year-old identical twin sisters from Canada, who make a variety of content. On Twitch, Julia streams games like Minecraft and Outlast, with Lauren doing lots of ‘Just Chatting’ streams.

Their combined follower count is a little under 100,000, but it’s their TikTok content that is the driving force behind their popularity.

@julia.burch

So many people asked for this, sorry lol @laurenxburch #burchtwins

♬ Hai phút hơn – marlene

On TikTok Julia has 2.5 million followers, with Lauren at 6.2 million. Lauren has gained over 1.5 million followers in the last 30 days as of Feburary 14.

They tend to focus their content on lip-syncing like many other popular creators on the app, but combine this with cosplay and comedy, with some fans describing them a ‘real-life anime girls.’

Why are Julia and Lauren Burch popular?

The pastel gamer aesthetic has been hugely popular recently, with people’s gaming steups even going viral for their vibrant decoration, and the twins seem to slot right into that aesthetic.

In many of their TikToks, they feature anime-related clothing and merchandise, as well as show off their highly coveted pastel set up.

@laurenxburch

Cutest dance by @papadragun

♬ Tokyo – Leat’eq

They regularly get hundreds of thousands of views on their TikToks and it only seems to be increasing by the day, as more people are encountering them on their For You Pages.

Jumping on Sounds that are hugely popular across TikTok as a whole, as well as ones more popular in anime communities, Julia and Lauren are finding a wider audience on the app every day, and their follower count is looking like it will continue to increase.

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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.

ThatVeganTeacher on TikTok
TikTok: thatveganteacher
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.