Following an uproar, a US couple, who are both step-siblings, have been forced to justify their friendship on social media.
Diana Camila Avila and Jordie Vena manage AlphaFamilia, a TikTok account that has more than 600,000 fans.
The pair believe they met through their parents and on a “sibling movie night” they appear to have shared their first kiss.
More than nine million likes have been racked up by Avila and Vena in their videos featuring the pair, dancing, role-playing and chatting.
The couple discussed their relationship after receiving reaction on social media.
“Bro I know y’all aren’t blood related but come one ur (sic) siblings,” one person said in a comment.
In response to the comment, Avila said: “We love each other and we feel so good with each other”, in a video posted last month.
“I haven’t found anybody that makes me feel this way,” she added.
“We love each other and if you don’t like it well then too bad.
“We’re proudly step-siblings.”
“Even though we’re just step-siblings, You guys are right, we can’t do this anymore so we’ve decided to just say: too bad for you,” Vena added.
In an earlier video captioned “Love is love”, the couple addressed the hate they had received.
“A lot of you have a problem with our relationship,” the couple wrote in captions on the video.
“We are step-siblings and love each other.
“We don’t need your approval.”
Other people commenting on the couple’s videos slammed their relationship.
“Y’all are step siblings what the f***,” one person wrote.
“Step siblings dating What does your family think?,” another person said.
But the others defended the couple.
“I don’t understand why they get hate. I love them both so much,” one person said.