Baby Lucky's influencer parents trigger new outrage with drastic move (2024)

The parents who raked in almost $200,000 in donations to fly their sick baby Lucky from Bali to Australia for treatment are at the centre of a new controversy after making a radical change to their alternative lifestyle.

Ex-Melbourne fashion influencer Honey Ahimsa and her Canadian van flipper husband Pan launched a GoFundMe last year to charter a flight for their daughter Lucky, who had sepsis and pneumonia and could not be treated in Indonesia.

Generous Aussies donated $190,000 to save the then-seven-week-old, who doctors in Bali gave just a 50 per cent chance of survival, according to Ms Ahimsa.

Lucky was flown to Brisbane on a medevac flightand transferred to the Gold Coast where doctors treated her successfully.

An Instagram follower asked Ms Ahimsa if she would donate any excess GoFundMe money toSiloam Hospital in Denpasar, where Lucky was first treated.

Ms Ahimsa said she would - but questions were asked when the comment was later mysteriously deleted.She has since provided little explanation of what happened to any additional funds.

Thefamily moved back to Bali in July last year where they were renovating a villa and had plans to launch an online course showing other expats how to do the same.

However, Daily Mail Australia can reveal that Lucky's parents, whose real names areRachael Eti-King and Graham White, have since moved to Thailand and ditched their staunchly vegan lifestyle to become ravenous meat eaters.

Pan and Honey Ahimsa (pictured), who raked in almost $200,000 in donations to fly their sick baby Lucky from Bali to Australia for treatment, are at the centre of a new controversy after making a radical change to their alternative lifestyle

Lucky's parents, whose real names are Rachael Eti-King and Graham White, have since moved to Thailand and ditched their staunchly vegan lifestyle to become ravenous meat eaters

In videos posted to Instagram, the voracious couple can be seen shovelling chicken and beef into their mouths, heralding an end to their 27 years of veganism.

The couple had previously expressed their hatred for meat and animal products.

Ms Ahimsa, who has 83,000 Instagram followers, claims their Instagram reels have gone viral with up to 32million views.

It is unclear how the couple's new carnivorous lifestyle aligns with their chosen surname: Ahimsa means 'non-violence to all living beings' in the Sanskrit language.

Ms Ahimsa said her family's transition towards meat-eating began when she started consuming cow's milk after her breast milk dried up before Lucky fell ill.

She told her followers that she she has noticed a 'big difference, health-wise' between Lucky and her first child, son Hendrix, who was initially raised vegan.

'Our son now has a healthier relationship with food,' she wrote.

Ms Ahimsa now regularly posts videos of herself breastfeeding daughter Lucky in public, saying she is defiant of people who criticise her for doing so.

But the family's drastic lifestyle change has sparked fierce debate in the comments of her posts, fuelled by Ms Ahimsa's claims vegan products 'kill more animals than carnivores'.

'VEGAN**** wasn't healthy so we added meat and now we are THRIVING,' she wrote in one Instagram post.

The family's drastic lifestyle change has sparked fierce debate in the comments of her posts, fuelled by Ms Ahimsa's claims vegan products 'kill more animals than carnivores'

The couple launched a GoFundMe last year to charter a flight for their daughter Lucky (all pictured), who had sepsis and pneumonia and could not be treated in Indonesia

Anti-vegan comments among the responses to the couple's conversion back to eating meat

BEATING THE COST OF LIVING IN THAILAND

The couple known as Honey and Pan Ahimsa say moving to Thailand has helped them beat the cost-of-living crisis. These are their tips:

Tried living in:USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Costa Rica and Bali, but 'life is easier in Thailand'

Friends' rent in Los Angeles: $3000-$10,000 a month

Rent in Thailand: 'Virtually rent free'

Cost of food: A meal for family of two adults and two kids costs $10 and 'it's a feast'. Mangoes cost 80c per kilo

Fuel costs: Petrol is $10 a week

Jobs: Create your own

The beaches: 'Like stepping into a postcard'

The people: 'Amazing'

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One vegan remarked that the couple were 'never really vegan' and 'no animal agreed to be your food. There is no ethical animal based food'.

In another fervent pro-vegan post, one commenter argued that keeping pets is 'not vegan and immoral' and even building houses and driving cars is not vegan because 'cars require roads which encroach on wildlife'.

However, the family has won some support with one commenter posting: 'I've never seen a vegan that is nice to anyone that eats meats but I've seen many that eat meat being nice to everyone.'

Another wrote: 'Welcome back from the delusions of veganism.'

Defending her family against the criticism, Ms Ahimsa has posted: 'We feel a huge positive improvement in our overall wellbeing.

'You are allowed to change. Nowhere does it say 'lifelong commitment'. We make a conscious effort to eat ethical and sustainably sourced animal products.'

Ms Ahimsa says the move to Thailand has helped them survive the cost-of-livingcrisis, claiming 'our rent is basically free'.

She has also posted that she's cracked the secret to making money on social media with a 'secret strategy'.

She says she's created a 'four-day online event where we share all'.

'It is time to stop playing small and claim the life, wealth and everything you deserve,' she wrote.

Before meeting each other and later changing their names,Rachael Eti-King had worked as a model in Melbourne and Graham White travelled the world visiting hippie haunts and compared himself to world famous street artist, Banksy.

Daily Mail Australia revealed their true identitiesand the fact thatWhite was the son of a concrete industry worker who grew up on a farm in Ontario.

Previously calling himself Pan Trinity Das, he was married to Los Angeles actress Kyrie Maezumi, before meeting Ms Ahimsa in Bali.

In Bali, they started their own 'ethical clothing' label and sold re-styled vehicles, such as vans favoured by van-lifers.

Ms Ahimsa gave birth to daughter Lucky via 'natural home birth on a tropical island in Thailand' in December 2022, according to her Instagram page.

But the couple returned to Bali, where two months later, Lucky was put on a ventilator in hospital in Denpasar, but then fell ill and was fighting for her life before the fundraiser paid for her medical evacuation.

Baby Lucky in hospital on the Gold Coast in early 2023 (left) and with her mother breastfeeding in public. Ms Ahimsa has defending herself against criticism of the practice, saying 'other people's opinions are not my problem'

Pan chomps into the chicken as Honey sways to the music as they celebrate re-embracing meat eating in one of their 'viral' videos on Instagram (left) and Pan with baby daughter Lucky (right) in Thailand

The couple told Daily Mail Australia last year that the medical evacuation of Lucky had taken up more than $100,000 of the funds.

Ms Ahimsa said at the time that 'no money from the Lucky Love GoFundMe was used for anything other than what was mentioned on the GoFundMe page'.

She had said she was 'more than happy' to provide an itemised account of how the money was spent but stopped responding to emails when asked to do so.

The pair had also previously launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to pay for an 'eco hotel' in Mexico.

Honey and Pan Ahimsa attempted to raise $US10,000 for a 'non-profit vegan restaurant, boutique eco hotel and tattoo studio' in Tulum, Mexico, in early 2020, but the project was never completed.

Baby Lucky's influencer parents trigger new outrage with drastic move (2024)

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