Freelee the Banana Girl has risen to social media fame as a passionate advocate for strict veganism, who endorses her ‘raw til four’ diet plan while sometimes eating up to 51 bananas a day.
The 36-year-old Youtuber from Adelaide, whose real name is Leanne Ratcliffe, has also attracted a great deal of controversy for her rejection of conventional science (she’s previously claimed “chemo is killing us,” and “menstruation is toxicity leaving the body”), as well as her alleged “bullying” tactics towards those who don’t embrace an entirely vegan lifestyle.
She’s previously said that non-vegans “deserve to die,” insisting “It’s so f****** easy to be vegan!”
— Freelee Banana Girl (@FreeleeBG) June 26, 2016
But according to the vlogger’s ex-boyfriend, Harley Johnstone, she hasn’t been entirely truthful with her audience.
In a recent video explaining the reasons for their breakup, Johnstone claims Ratcliffe had become “obsessed” with her appearance, injecting her face with Botox – a substance which is definitely not vegan. Botox contains bacteria that can be found in pigs and fish, and is also tested on animals.