TikTok Star Luvtheflex Apologizes for Posting Sexual Pictures and Videos as a Minor
Taryn, a TikToker and Instagram user who goes by the handle @luvtheflex and @rightnaaa on the platforms respectively, has been in hot waters for her activities on social media.
She has been called out for posting indecent pictures on her TikTok and Instagram constantly for the past few months. And the issue here is that she did those while she was still a minor.
Now, she is responding to the criticisms and especially to the harassment she has been receiving over the previous months.
Luvtheflex Criticized and Harassed for “Soft Core Cp”
Luvtheflex has a decent following on both Instagram and TikTok. On Instagram, she has around 290 thousand followers, whereas, on TikTok, she has 1.4 million followers.
She had been posting pictures that are, by many, considered to be inappropriate. On both the platforms, she has videos and pictures of her in little clothing, sometimes lingerie or crop tops, and at other times in skintight clothing.
Her posts caught up with the internet, and many people have criticized her for multiple reasons.
One criticism she has gotten is for posting what they deem to be "softcore CP." Her age and the confusion surrounding that adds to this controversy.
Many claim she said she was 15 a while ago, and some even claim she said she was 14. But as of recent, she claims she is 16 years old.
Many say that her behavior of posting potentially insensitive and harmful pictures, or "normalising cp," as one post put it, is disturbing considering she is a minor.
luvtheflex poses in front of the mirror. (Source: Instagram)
Comments on the same post discussed how Luvtheflex said her mother was okay with her acts, and that she was still in the 8th grade.
Another critique directed towards was how she potentially stuffed her clothes and edited her body on pictures to look more mature.
Luvtheflex Responds to Criticism and Harassment
Having had faced criticism and harassment from people on the platform for a few months, Luvtheflex finally addressed all the comments directed towards her while this controversy.
She took to Instagram stories to pen a lengthy post talking about the situation. At the beginning of the first post, she said that it had been "exhausting getting constantly harassed on every platform."
luvtheflex posing for a photo. (Source: Instagram)
She did not shy away from admitting any wrongdoings, but also added that she did it "a long time ago" and there was nothing she could do about it anymore to change it.
"i never once defended myself for the things i posted, i just took the blame and left it alone," she wrote.
Then, she went into the accusations. Luvtheflex clarified she did not "still post softcp" and her posts were no different than any other girl on the two platforms.
She did not like that it was only her being harassed and made videos about. The TikToker also denounced everyone who was trying to profit off her and make her look bad.
"all these videos are proof that nobody lets other ppl grow and learn from their past, theyre just looking for ways to tear me down," she accused.
At the end of the first story, she asked people to not lie about her age and that she had never put her age on her bio until recently. She said her birthday was in May and she could not have just turned 15.
Luvtheflex responds to the criticisms of child p**n and harassment she has received on TikTok and Instagram. (Photo: Luvtheflex/Instagram)
In the next story, she felt like she should not have to leave social media because everyone else could not leave her alone and it was not that difficult to block her if they did not like her.
Further, she also posted one supportive message she got that asked her to take her time in coping with everything going on.
She has admitted to posting revealing pictures on a video on TikTok, too. But there, too, she said she could do nothing to remove the pictures from the internet.
In another video, Taryn also talked about how people were asking her to "act her age." She admitted she had not been acting her age, but the threats of getting de-platformed, as well as death threats, were concerning and exhausting.
As of now, her Instagram only has three posts. But her TikTok still many of her clips that dragged these nasty comments.