A TikTok spokesperson instructed BuzzFeed Information that they had been conscious of the behaviour and had been cracking down on it. They denied Guthrie’s account had been affected by their moderation.
“The offending imagery, which originated on one other platform, has been faraway from TikTok and the accounts have been banned,” they stated.
Guthrie is disenchanted with TikTok’s response. Guthrie’s profile had been flooded along with her underage pictures for days earlier than the offending feedback and accounts started to be deleted en masse. TikTok’s search autocomplete operate nonetheless suggests “Megnutt02 leaks” if you sort in her account identify. No-one from the platform contacted Guthrie, regardless of her makes an attempt to get in contact.
The photographs are nonetheless popping up on TikTok, nevertheless.
“There is no excuse for TikTok permitting this. They should have a greater protocol in place. Individuals report the account, however the account will get taken down 24 hours later, and by then they’ve already made two new accounts,” Guthrie stated.
Guthrie was heartened, nevertheless, by the response from different huge TikTok creators who supported her in messages and movies. She stated it’s normal for younger girls on TikTok to be sexualised by folks on the platform, and that others had additionally had their nudes leaked and shared with out their consent.
Some folks even started evaluating Guthrie to Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old who killed herself after she was blackmailed into sharing intimate pictures on-line. Guthrie stated she’s OK, and has been in a position to deal with the harassment to this point.
“Fortunately, I’ve the fitting assist system and I have been capable of transfer previous this and never let it have an effect on me. I am fortunate that I am in a superb place,” she stated.
Issues have not modified an excessive amount of for Guthrie. Like many others, she’s finding out from residence. She nonetheless needs to grow to be an actor. She’s even nonetheless making TikToks (together with movies that deal with her harassment.)