"Earthman"

Vegan YouTuber Fail Leaderboard

Published 8 months ago - 46 Comments

There seem to be so many high-profile vegan YouTubers dropping the diet at the moment, and I thought it would be constructive to create a page to list the most-followed folks and track which of them fall off the wagon (either honestly or by being busted and outed).

My reason for making this chart is not to disparage, embarrass, or criticise these people or any of their choices, but to collate the information with the goal of being able to share the facts about how many vegans are forced either to abandon the diet or to cheat - even those whose livelihoods and public identities are so firmly based on their veganism!

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Criteria: I have excluded those who have under around 100,000 followers. Numbers are rounded down to two significant figures.

If you know any other high-profile channels that should be on this list, or if you hear of personalities abandoning strict veganism, please let me know, thanks.

Note: I will count premature death (before age 60) as failure.

My conclusion: From what I can see, high-profile vegan celebrities are dropping like flies! As the list stands, over 1/3 of these online celebrities have abandoned veganism. How many more will follow?

31
Quit
49
Still vegan

Name

Number of followers (at the time of adding)

Status
(& approx. date if quit)

34,900,000

19,000,000

18,000,000

8,900,000

4,000,000

Quit February 2019?

2,600,000

Rawvana
(Spanish + English channels)

2,400,000

1,900,000

1,600,000

1,500,000
(YT & Instagram)

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,100,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

1,000,000

780,000

770,000

690,000

690,000

650,000

650,000

590,000

570,000

570,000

550,000

550,000

500,000

500,000

480,000

480,000

460,000

460,000

450,000

410,000

400,000

390,000

380,000

370,000

360,000

360,000

360,000

340,000

340,000

Eats plant-based but no longer identifies as "vegan", February 2019

320,000

310,000

290,000

280,000

250,000

220,000

210,000

210,000

210,000

200,000

200,000

190,000

190,000

190,000

180,000

170,000

170,000

170,000

170,000

170,000

170,000

160,000

150,000

150,000

150,000

140,000

140,000

125,000

123,000

110,000

110,000

107,000

101,000

101,000

(90,000 in April 2019)

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