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Who knew the vegan community could be so vicious? Popular vegan blogger Jordan Younger of The Blonde Vegan recently announced that she was stepping away from veganism due to an eating disorder rooted in an obsession with healthy eating. She explains her decision here; a more recent post of Younger's is titled, "I tried dairy and the world didn't end." After the announcement, Younger started receiving anonymous death threats saying that someone would kill her if she did not change her blog name.
She's already changed her Instagram handle to The Blonde Veggie and Well+Good reports that she bought other possible blog domain names as well. "Certain leaders in the raw vegan community turned their back on me so violently," Younger told Well+Good. "People I know personally, who I have collaborated with. One blogger began lashing out and leading an army, commenting hateful things in the middle of the night. Some vegans have this cult-like mentality—it turned me off of the lifestyle."
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