TikTok creator Colbi Carlson, 18, from Minnesota shared a clip last week that shows her boyfriend allegedly making a rude comment as soon as she’s out of earshot.
“As my 남자 친구 was leaving my house last night I heard him say something I wish I didn’t…” she wrote in an on-screen message. The video then cuts to doorbell footage — timestamped at 1:15 오전. — that appears to show her boyfriend walking out the home with a male friend.
“You know what I want for 크리스마스?” Carlson’s boyfriend is recorded saying. “A new girlfriend,”
비디오, which was captioned “merry christmas to me” and a sad face emoticon, attracted more than 30.8 million views.
Tens of thousands of comments flooded the post, most of which extended outrage and sympathy. Even major brands took notice of Carlson’s video, like the clothing retailer PacSun. And the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and other verified TikTok stars dropped comments that suggested she should break up with her boyfriend.
하나, very few spotted the telling audio track she selected to accompany the video, which was titled: “THIS IS A JOKE – Colbi Carlson.”
The young TikToker soon followed up her viral post with a strange video she directed towards her supporters.
“Hey guys. 그래서, in regards to my last video, that was a complete joke,” Carlson claimed. “I actually accidentally told him that he was a downgrade, so he said that back as a joke and apologized — like I was laughing.”
“That picture of me crying [that was included with the video clip] was for something stupid from months ago,” 그녀는 계속했다. “And yeah, sorry for the confusion. Sorry for the hate, Cooper. I appreciate the support, 그러나, if this were actually to happen.”
Carlson added that she would share her boyfriend’s TikTok account in case social media users “want to apologize.”
“그러나, 네, he’s great,” 그녀가 말했다. “He didn’t do anything.”
Viewers of Carlson’s second clip were more skeptical this time around, and voiced speculation about her being forced into making an apology video.
“DID HE FORCE YOU TO SAY THIS,” the post’s top commenter wrote.
“He’s like holding her at gunpoint behind the camera,” another TikTok user theorized, which received more than 52,600 likes.
“Wear a white shirt on your next video if it wasn’t a joke,” a different user suggested.
Another concerned TikToker questioned the young couple’s relationship as a whole. “How do you ‘accidentally’ tell your boyfriend that he’s a downgrade?” the user asked. “That’s even more of a red flag than what he said.”
Carlson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The 18-year-old has around 74,100 추종자, while her other half only has 1,027 as of Thursday.