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Carter Reynolds' Sex Tape Leak Prompts Him To Take A Break From Twitter Following Suicide Threats

21/07/2015 12:15 BST | Updated 21/07/2015 12:59 BST
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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Internet personalities Carter Reynolds (L) and Matthew Espinosa attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Social media star Carter Reynolds is taking a break from Twitter after threatening suicide to his 2.4 million Twitter followers, just days after a sex tape of the 19-year-old and his 16-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Lindemann, leaked online.

In a series of disturbing tweets, 19-year-old Reynolds said he was 'done with all the hate and bullshit', leaving fans concerned about his welfare.

The tweets are thought to be in response to the hugely negative reaction to Reynolds' behaviour in the leaked video, which 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".

The Vine star was accused of normalising rape culture in an apology he posted on Twitter, in which he referred to the incident as a "HUGE misunderstanding" and said "couples do stuff like that all the time".

Following the suicide threats, a #WeLoveYouCarter hashtag emerged and many fans shared photos of themselves crying and begging Reynolds to return to Twitter.

Reynolds has since tweeted that he's ok, but said that he "really did think about doing it."

He added that he's taking a step back from social media to get himself "back together and think about life".

If you've been affected by the issues in this article, please call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.

Useful websites and helplines:

  • Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393
  • Young Minds offers information to young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing
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  • HeadMeds - a straight-talking website on mental health medication
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