Chrissy Teigen critises women for ‘tacky’ posts in Matthew Perry and Ben Affleck dating app row

Harriet Brewis
Friday 07 May 2021 11:27
Celebrities

Chrissy Teigen is never one to shy away when it comes to public debate, and her take on Hollywood’s latest controversy is inevitably causing a stir.

The model offered her two cents after Matthew Perry became the latest celebrity to be outed over his use of the exclusive dating app Raya.

TikTok user Kate Haralson released a private FaceTime call she had with theFriends star, 51, when she was just 19 years old.

Haralson, now 20, claimed her motivation was to expose how older male A-listers were “taking advantage” of younger women via dating apps.

It comes after fellow TikToker Nivine Jay posted a personal video of Ben Affleck, 48, who sent her an Instagram video message after the pair matched on Raya.

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As the two men face sharp scrutiny over their advances towards the women, Teigen, 38, weighed in to insist both sides were at fault.

She tweeted on Thursday: “I agree celebs shouldn’t be making these creepy desperate video replies on raya but it’s tacky to release private messages.

“Ya both wrong, congrats.”

Within 16 hours her post had racked up more than 25,800 likes and shares, with fellow Twitter users divided over her stance.

Many backed the mum-of-two, agreeing that people shouldn’t expose private messages in a bid to seek “attention”:

However, others insisted it isn’t “tacky” for women to call out men for making them feel uncomfortable.

Elsewhere, the woman who posted the video of Affleck has since made clear that she didn’t think he was being a “creep” when he contacted her.

The Oscar-winner sent her an Instagram message after she unmatched with him on the private Raya app, thinking he was an imposter.

In the video DM, the 48-year-old asked: “Nivine, why did you unmatch me. It’s me?”

The story was an instant viral hit after she shared it on TikTok, but Jay, now 29, has since insisted that she’d never intended to portray him negatively.

“I’m seeing a lot of comments calling him a creep and l don’t think that’s fair. l wasn’t making fun of him in the video,” she toldE! News.

“l was making fun of myself for thinking he was a catfish and it was just supposed to be funny.”

Haralson said the pair played 20 questions over FaceTime

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Meanwhile, Haralson has taken a wholly different approach to her encounter with Perry.

The 20-year-old said it felt “weird” to chat to the actor over FaceTime after they met on Raya last year.

During the call, Haralson revealed that she was still just a teenager but said “I don’t think he minded that”.

At one point he asked her: “Am I as old as your dad?,” she told an interview with Page Six.

When she confirmed that he was only a year older than her father, the TV star “laughed it off,” she added.

Still, Haralson decided to take down her video less than 24 hours after posting it, admitting she “did feel a little bit bad” because Perry was, in fact, a “nice guy”.

“I just did it more for the joke of it, which sounds mean, but I didn’t think anything of it,” she said of her decision to agree to the FaceTime meetup.

“I thought it was more so innocent and harmless.”

But, she concluded: “Honestly, it’s not really OK for these older guys to be talking to such young girls.”

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