YouTube has long been an open platform for discussion, but in recent years, it seems the platform has become more hostile.
In one segment particularly, the platform has caused serious emotional damage: Vegan.
Vegans of the past have been seen as nature-loving, happy-go-lucky people, striving to “do no harm.” And while that type of Vegan still exists, according to the Atlantic, it seems the culture of YouTube has grown to highlight a radical and often vicious community of vegans fighting over what is “right.”
Take, for example, Stella Rae, a nineteen-year-old Youtube Influencer with thousands of subscribers to her channel promoting Veganism.
After struggling with an eating disorder in her early teens, Rae came to see veganism as “morally righteous” and began aggressively pushing a vegan agenda, often posting confrontational videos like “Dumb Things Meat Eaters Say,” in which she tells non-vegans, “Eggs are literal chicken periods. Why would you want to eat that? That is so disgusting!”Read More