@jackielabonita’s video has more than 48 million views as of Sunday.jackielabonita/TikTok
Influencer @jackielabonita shared a viral video that appeared to show two women mocking her at a baseball game.
On Saturday, she said the women apologized.
She cautioned against harassing the duo, who’ve been labeled “mean girls’ by internet users.
A TikToker whose viral video sparked a discussion about mean girls said the women who mocked her for taking selfies have apologized.
It’s been over a week since influencer @jackielabonita’s video captivated the internet and amassed more than 48 million views. The video purportedly showed her posing for photos at a baseball game while two women laughed and imitated her a few rows behind. At one point, one of the women begins recording and calls her “lame.”
“I wanted to cry,” the audio dubbed over the video said. The influencer also added “meangirls” and “meangirlvibes” in the hashtags.
On Saturday, @jackielabonita updated her followers about the aftermath in a new video. The influencer said she met with the women, and they hashed out the situation.
“Yesterday, we met under mediated circumstances, in a completely voluntary meeting, in order to express and reflect upon this experience and our actions that evening,” she said. “They both gave me an in-person apology and, honestly, that’s all I wanted.”
The TikToker added that she forgave them and “hopes this experience makes us more aware of each other’s feelings and more empathetic towards one another.”
Earlier in the video, @jackielabonita strongly opposed the online harassment the two women faced after the video became popular on social media. Insider’s Andrew Lloyd reported that some internet users attempted to locate and dox the pair, which refers to publishing a person’s private information.
“It’s become clear that bullying doesn’t just stop in childhood or teenage years, but it can follow you into adulthood – and that’s a little concerning. It usually gets swept under the rug,” she said. “Even though my feelings were hurt that night, there was no need for more hurt.”
She added that the two women’s families “do not deserve hurt.”
“I do not condone the threats. I don’t condone the bullying. I don’t condone the harassment to them or anyone else.”
Influencer @jackielabonita did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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