Geordie Shore stars apologise for ‘suicide video’ after Caroline Flack’s death

Nathan Henry and Sophie Kasaei have issued public apologies after a TikTok video in which they joked about suicide surfaced online, just days after the death of Caroline Flack.

The Geordie Shore stars acted quickly to remove the video, in which they are seen lip-syncing and 'joking' about suicide, as they look into the distance as one asks the other if it is their ex that is about to jump off a building.

Nathan, 27, and Sophie, 30, are then seen lip-syncing to a part in which they tell the ex to "do a flip" from the edge as they jump.

After realising how this looked as many devastated fans mourn the loss of the 40-year-old Love Island presenter, they issued public apologies and an explanation as to what had happened.

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Taking to Twitter, Sophie wrote: "As in response to the TikTok, me and @NathanHGShore did it was absolutely irresponsible at this moment in time.

"TikTok is a viral app where you just post videos other people have done. We didn’t mean any harm by it and didn’t even think at the time of what’s going on. "

Sophie then added that she wanted people to stop trolling her over a video that had been uploaded countless times by others.

She continued: "As being in the public eye everything you do is put under a magnifying glass. But people who are now calling me names and preaching about trolling etc are then now trolling me after I did a TIK TOK on a video loads of people have done. Which has unfortunately been done bad timing"

Nathan also issued an apology as he showed remorse that he had done the video: "In response to the viral TikTok I made earlier, I hold my hands up and admitt, it was irresponsible and stupid to post, especially at this moment in time.

"It was not made to upset or offend anyone and we didn’t even think before posting. All I can do I apologise and do better"

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Despite being quickly deleted, the video was shared widely on Twitter, leading to the pair being trolled by those questioning the timing of the video.

As the post gathered momentum online, one furious commenter asked: "Why did you think it was funny in the first place?'

Another dismissed the apology: "'Didn’t think before posting' classic response"

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Sophie then responded to the comments, writing: "So I am so sorry by anybody affended by the video.

"Sometimes we do extremely stupid things and do not think before we do. I wish I could go back to this morning and think twice but all I can do now is apologise. X (sic)"

Amid the backlash to the video, there were many who defended the reality stars, labelling those that were giving them a hard time online were "hypocrites".

One commenter pleaded: "And yet again someone makes a mistake and everyone is on their case.. some people will never learn, u guys preach #bekind and then turn on someone, hypocrites"

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Sophie took to Twitter again to inform her followers that after the nature of the response she had received for the video, that she had decided to come off the social media platform.

She added: "Thank you, everyone, for responding. It means a lot but I’m going to come off Twitter now I really don’t wanna look at ppl tweeting me and calling me. What you can’t see can’t hurt I suppose."

Nathan was of a similar mind, thanking fans for their support, before saying that he would be coming off Twitter for now.

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He wrote: "Thank you to those for being understanding but that’s enough twitter for me tonight, again I apologise for any disrespect and upset. Goodnight, God-bless'

A lawyer for the Caroline Flack's family confirmed that the TV presenter took her own life and was found in her east London flat on Saturday.

Caroline was due to stand trial on March 4 after pleading not guilty to assault by beating following an early-morning altercation with her boyfriend Lewis Burton.

Her death reportedly came just hours after she found out that the CPS would go ahead with the trial.

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