There’s a dispute between two YouTube bloggers that’s tearing apart the vegan vlogging world.
It started when Anna Scanlon criticized Charles Marlowe-Cremedas — aka Vegan Cheetah — in a private Facebook group.
Scanlon says Marlowe reacted by making a series of videos spreading unsubstantiated stories about her sexual activity.
Scanlon is suing him for libel and defamation of character.
As the lawsuit makes its way through the courts, Scanlon says Marlowe and his online following continue to harass her online.
For nearly two years now, YouTube’s vegan blogging community has been in turmoil.
A feud between Anna Scanlon, also known as Anna in Wonderland, and Charles Marlowe-Cremedas, also known as Vegan Cheetah, has split the community in two and resulted in a drawn-out legal battle.
It all stems from an online dispute where Scanlon criticized Marlowe’s YouTube channel in a Facebook post. Scanlon says Marlowe responded by spreading unsubstantiated stories alleging that she tried to seduce him over Skype.
“He told me he didn’t want to talk to me and to f— off,” Scanlon told INSIDER. “He said the only reason why I said all these things about him … was because I had tried to masturbate to him on Skype and he rejected me. And then the story kept escalating.”
It all started when Scanlon criticized Marlowe to a small group on Facebook.
As with any online community, the vegan vlogging world is an insular one. It has its own intricate perspectives, dramatic figures, and history of arguments. And Scanlon and Marlowe-Cremedas both hail from different worlds.
Scanlon’s background is in writing and history. She received a PhD from the University of Leicester in 2017 for her work in Holocaust Studies. Her writing and videos about veganism, beauty, and her struggles with lupus are something of a side project. Marlowe, though, sees YouTube and the social media sphere as the way to make a living.
“You have to understand it’s just content,” he told Wired in 2017. “I’m the producer, the director, and sometimes the star all in one… That’s what social media has offered people like me — a platform and a voice also and a way to break into an audience.”
In 2016, Scanlon observed that the tone and content of Marlowe’s vlogging had changed. In her view, it had become less about substantial debates concerning science and health within the vegan community, and more about the drama between other vloggers, including personal attacks. She posted her thoughts in a group on Facebook that consisted of “10 to 20” people, according to Scanlon.
One member of the group sent screenshots to Marlowe, and that’s when things went south.
In response, Marlowe made several videos that contained personal, sexist, and anti-semitic attacks on members of the group. He accused them of blackmailing and threatening him and called them “psychological vampires.” He appeared to have special ire for Scanlon.
“Anna Scanlon is a psychopathic b—-,” he said in one video. “She’ll get on camera with her brown eyes and her blonde hair and come off as …read more
Source:: Business Insider