Warning: This story contains embedded tweets that are graphic in nature, purportedly involving girls cutting themselves over rumors of MAGCON breaking up.
Some members of the ensemble of Vine and YouTube stars known as MAGCON have split from the group, and some fans of the so-called MAGCON Family are apparently so distraught over the news that the hashtag #cutformagcon trended on Twitter Friday.
The collective of Vine and YouTube performers started touring in 2013 in Houston and gained a large following on social media. But news hit Thursday that some original members of MAGCON are parting ways.
Some Twitter users thought the breakup rumors were a joke, but MAGCON member Carter Reynolds confirmed on social media that some of the group’s members will no longer be touring with MAGCON. The tour’s website still lists two upcoming dates in Atlanta, while details for a stop in Orlando haven’t been fleshed out.
I'm going to miss my second family. That's a fact.
Carter Reynolds (@Mr_Carterr) April 18, 2014
It sucks because we all bonded so well at the last magcon and now I can't physically say goodbye to some of them.
â€” Carter Reynolds (@Mr_Carterr) April 18, 2014
But the official MAGCON tour Twitter account said the group is not completely disbanding despite some members’ departures.
#MAGCONLives, it is not over. Things happen, causing us to change and adapt but we will continue. We are strong.
â€” MAGCON TOUR (@MAGCONTOUR) April 18, 2014
Some fans were concerned that the group was breaking up, causing the hashtag #RIPMagcon to trend. Others suggested they would harm themselves over the news, with the hashtag #cutformagcon trending on Twitter as a result. Ther'es still the possibility that the cutting campaign is a hoax. 4Chan fueled a similar campaign to spur Justin Bieber fans into cutting themselves last year.
If the cutting photos are real, some fans of MAGCON thought loyal followers of the group were being overly dramatic.
What the hell is #cutformagcon ? Stop thats stupid. Self harm isn't to be taken lightly. Those boys dont & wont ever care about you so stop.
— Katie Crow (@KatieCrow2) April 18, 2014
People are cutting and commiting suicide over Magcon splitting up and actually doing #cutformagcon and showing their cuts apparently.
— Gianna Romano (@GiannaRomano14) April 18, 2014
#cutformagcon is trending. You people have to be idiots. Even if you're joking, it's not funny.
— Joe Santagato (@JoeSantagato) April 18, 2014
Warning: The tweet embedded below is graphic
— robbie (@HERMAPHRODITE12) April 18, 2014