Here’s why teens are mad at Vine/YouTube star Jacob Sartorius

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Vine star Jacob Sartorius’ first video post was about anti-bullying.

Now some fans allege the 13-year-old digital influencer, who teens label “cutie,” has become the bully.

Sartorius  — who has more than 21,000 followers on Vine, 3.9 million followers on Instagram, 598,000 followers on Twitter and around 792,000 subscribers on YouTube — has come under fire after a handful of jaded fans took to social media to share their negative interactions with him.

One fan — who posted a video of their meet and greet — claimed Sartorius body shamed her.

Earlier this year, another fan tweeted screenshots of her alleged messages with the young star, where he asked for nude pictures.

oh hey lil boy! you remember me? you forced me to send you nudes!

it was the January 29th 2016 btw

— aly (@luhsrupp) March 3, 2016

Allegations like this of course divided the community of video creators and fans lovingly referred to as #TeamInternet, with teens either siding with Sartorius or those who call him rude.

Watching @jacobsartorius being rude to his fans is funny bc it’s crazy to me that he even has fans and he has the audacity to disrespect 💀

— S✨ (@sarah_oberrrrr) May 24, 2016

Why do Jacob Sartorius fans even exist?

— SHE WAS HERE♡ (@fungrier) May 26, 2016

Jacob DEFIANTLY does NOT deserve all the hate he’s getting💓😘He really does care about his fans❤️ #jacobcares#Stopthehate@jacobsartorius❤️😘

— Stunning•Sartorius (@JacobS_is_bae) May 23, 2016

Jacob is such a caring person and he really does appreciate his fans so please stop hating on him😔💕#jacobcares@jacobsartorius

— ♛rojin sartorius♛ (@lostxlots) May 23, 2016

The young teen, who recently launched a single called “Sweatshirt,” rose to fame with his lipsynching videos on the platform

He also became known for his friendship with digital star/fellow teen heart throb Cameron Dallas (Expelled), and the two co-headlined a popular tour featuring Vine stars called MAGCON. 

Sartorius left the tour however, igniting rumors that the two had a falling out (they also don’t follow each other on social media anymore).

Sartorius did not respond to Mashable’s reply for comment.

However, it’s clear through his social media posts that he is trying to avoid the drama.


Remember to stay positive & know that the people that try to bring you down are already below you! 🔑❤️

— Jacob Sartorius (@jacobsartorius) June 4, 2016

H/T Buzzfeed’s Katie Notopoulos.

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