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Carter Reynolds' Sex Tape Prompts Apology After Criticism For 'Forceful' Act

20/07/2015 11:48 BST | Updated 21/07/2015 13:59 BST
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UPDATE: Carter Reynolds takes a break from social media after tweeting suicide threats following sex tape leak

Social media star Carter Reynolds has been accused of normalising rape culture after a sex tape of him and his 16-year old girlfriend, Maggie Lindemann, leaked online.

The video, which emerged after Reynold's iCloud account was hacked, shows an intoxicated Lindemann being pressured into performing oral sex on Reynolds.

Despite Lindemann refusing multiple times and stating she feels uncomfortable, Reynolds can be heard saying "do it" and "come on".

In his apology, Reynolds referred to the incident as a "HUGE misunderstanding" and said "couples do stuff like that all the time".

However the 19-year-old's tweet wasn't been well-received by fans, who accused him of victim blaming.

Reynolds, who has 3.5 million followers on Vine and 2.4 million on Twitter, said that he had 'reached breaking point' since the leak of the video.

He urged his supporters to tweet the #WeLoveYouCarter hashtag in a tweet that has since deleted.

Reynolds has since tweeted that he's contemplating suicide, and decided to take a break from Twitter.

The incident comes only months after YouTube star Sam Pepper came under attack for sexually assaulting women in a video.

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