TikToker Cameron Hearen sentenced to 24 years in prison for hitting him with a car, fans upset. #JusticeForCameron has taken over TikTok after the 21-year-old social media star was jailed.
In 2018, Cameron Herrin was involved in a road race that caused the then-18-year-old to kill a mother and her daughter in Tampa, Florida. Jessica Reisinger-Robinault and her daughter Lilia were killed in the crash. The young man drove at a speed of 160 km per hour. Hearn was allegedly driving between 30 and 40 mph while hitting the mother and child.
Cameron Herrin pleaded not guilty in court, but pleaded guilty in April 2021. TikTok was sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Why do people defend Cameron Hearn?
Now 21 years old, TickToker has amassed over 2 million followers on the social media platform and has a huge fan following. Sometimes die-hard fans take this to extremes, often setting aside their moral compass.
Fans are now campaigning for Cameron Herrin’s early release from prison, arguing that the sentence is too harsh and that the TikToker is “too cute” to go to jail.
TikToker @hannahkosh explained the situation on her account:
People on the Internet and on TikTok in particular believe that this punishment is too harsh and deserve a second chance. Here are some of the comments: ‘Poor boy, I hope you’ll forgive him, he seems innocent. He didn’t do it on purpose’ and ‘he doesn’t deserve it’. You are very lovely “
Cameron Herrin also amassed more than 100,000 tweets regarding the court ruling, but the Tampa Bay Times reported that people are running fake online campaigns for TikTok to get a lesser sentence. Hearn is said to have gained several international fans from the Middle East, expressing their loyalty to the social media star.
Hearn’s mother commented on her son’s fan:
“It was almost like an obsession, an unhealthy obsession.”
Cameron Hearn recently deleted all of his TikTok videos, but fans continue to show support. The petition is titled “Justice for Cameron Herren, 21, 24 years in prison, [sic]” appeared on Change.org. The petition was signed by over 27,000 loyal fans. It said the 24-year sentence was too long for the young man and that the prison was “the worst prison since death”. [sic]. “