Rumours have been circulating recently that Internet star Jacob Sartorious has been pestering young fans for nude photographs and been verbally abusive when they’ve said no. Apparently, 13 year old Jacob took to social media to talk to a fan only known as “Luhsrupp” and rather than chatting about life as a young celebrity, Jacob took it upon himself to ask the teen for nude photographs. If this situation is true, any images sent between the pair would be officially classed as child pornography as both parties are under the legal age.
Since Luhsrupp shared a series of screenshots claiming to prove that Jacob was pressuring her into sending illicit photographs, she’s faced mass criticism online with thousands of people claiming the account messaging her isn’t the real one belonging to Jacob Sartorious and that she faked the entire conversation.
Since the entire situation came to light, the girl in question has posted a series of worrying messages on Twitter claiming that she “hates herself” and is “looking to be hit by a car”. What the entire situation proves is that we all need to be more careful than ever regarding who we talk to online and the types of messages and imagery we’re sending people; this was proved further when a peadophile was recently jailed for prentending to be Zoella.
The Jacob Sartorious situation has left the entire Internet community on the fence, with supports of Jacob lashing out whilst others have shared their own stories that lead to young Jacob’s image being seriously tarnished.
Here’s what everyone is saying about the situation:
As you can tell, the Internet is seriously divided. Jacob has a strong tween audience who he clearly caters for but, with this in mind, the star should be setting an example about how to behave online. At the time of writing, Jacob has yet to respond to the allegations and has continued to promote his latest single and post positive messages and selfies on social media.
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