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Chrissy Teigen weighs in on Ben Affleck and Matthew Perry making ‘creepy videos’ on Raya

Chrissy Teigen has weighed in on the new TikTok trend of stars being ‘outed’ for using the celebrity dating app Raya, including Ben Affleck and Matthew Perry.

While Chrissy, 35, said she did not support stars like Affleck, 48, and Perry, 51, making ‘creepy’ videos to potential dates, she also criticized those who have shared the exchanges publicly.  

‘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,’ Teigen tweeted to her 13.6 million Twitter followers on Thursday. 

‘Ya both wrong’: Chrissy Teigen weighs in on Ben Affleck and Matthew Perry making ‘creepy videos’ on Raya… but slams the women for sharing private messages (pictured last week)

Chrissy recently re-joined Twitter after quitting in March this year, when she said she had been ‘deeply bruised’ by trolls.

Meanwhile, Nivine Jay, the woman who posted the video of Affleck, has since made it clear that she didn’t believe the actor was being a ‘creep’ when he reached out to her on Instagram after she unmatched the star on Raya, thinking he was an imposter. 

‘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,’ Nivine, 29, claimed to E! News in an interview. ‘l was making fun of myself for thinking he was a catfish and it was just supposed to be funny.’

In the original video’s caption Nivine explained what happened, writing: ‘Thinking of the time I matched with Ben Affleck on Raya and thought it was fake so I unmatched him and he sent me a video on Instagram.’

Her two cents: Chrissy tweeted a response to her 13.6 million Twitter followers on Thursday

Her two cents: Chrissy tweeted a response to her 13.6 million Twitter followers on Thursday

Matching stars: Both Ben Affleck and Matthew Perry have been 'outed' this week for using the celebrity dating app Raya, which is supposedly a private service

Could it BE anymore embarrassing? Friends star Perry, 51, is now engaged and it is not clear when he spoke to his Raya date on FaceTime

Matching stars: Both Ben Affleck and Matthew Perry have been ‘outed’ this week for using the celebrity dating app Raya, which is supposedly a private service 

The Batman V Superman actor is then seen in an Instagram video speaking directly to camera, attempting to confirm his identity as he asks the woman: ‘Nivine, why did you unmatch me? It’s me.’

The video sparked a feverish response from his fans, while helping to launch her to five minutes of stardom, as she became the subject of much speculation in the hours after she posted her TikTok video.

On Thursday, Friends actor Matthew Perry was then revealed as another big name to use the service, as a woman claimed they spoke on FaceTime after matching on the app. 

Nice guy! Nivine Jay, the woman who rejected Ben Affleck on the dating app Raya and then shared a TikTok of him reaching out to her after, has now defended the actor

Nice guy! Nivine Jay, the woman who rejected Ben Affleck on the dating app Raya and then shared a TikTok of him reaching out to her after, has now defended the actor

TikTok tell-all: It appears some TikTok users have started a worrying new trend of outing celebrities for using the dating service

No shame: The TikTok user had no qualms about sharing the private video with Friends star Matthew

TikTok tell-all: It appears some TikTok users have started a worrying new trend of outing celebrities for using the dating service 

Perry, 51, who is now engaged to fiancée Molly Hurwitz, 29, can be seen in a TikTok video chatting to TikTok user @kittynichole.

Raya: The VERY exclusive dating app which approves only 8% of applications

Raya is often described as the celebrity version of Tinder, as the dating app requires a membership and a vetting process, which is enticing to big movie stars.

The app – which launched in 2015 – describes itself as being ‘an exclusive dating and networking platform for people in creative industries.’ 

Users must be referred by an existing member and their application will then be voted on by a membership committee. 

Only about 8% of applicants are reportedly approved.

In addition to subscription fees, the company also charges for sponsored placement of user requests. 

The pretty blonde shared a video of herself with the caption: ‘When you match w Matthew Perry as a joke on a dating app and he facetimes you and plays 20 questions with you.’ 

In the video, Matthew is seen smiling as he asks his potential date, ‘Do you always play with your hair this much?’ to which she responds, giggling: ‘I guess so.’

It is not clear when the FaceTime exchange occurred between Perry and the woman, as he has been dating Hurtwitz since 2018 – however there were reports of a brief split in May last year before getting back together again.

In November last year, Perry announced the pair had got engaged, telling PEOPLE: ‘I decided to get engaged. Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.’

Raya is often described as the celebrity version of Tinder, as the dating app requires a membership and a vetting process, which is enticing to big movie stars like Affleck.

The app – which launched in 2015 – describes itself as being ‘an exclusive dating and networking platform for people in creative industries.’

Demi Lovato revealed that she signed up to Raya after she split with ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama in 2016.

It has also been rumored that actor Channing Tatum became a member after his split from British singer Jessie J.

Rumors that Affleck has been on the dating app have been rife for the past couple of years, though it was unclear up until now if it had been a fake profile.

The private, membership-based, social network application first launched as a dating app, but then added features to promote professional networking for members of the entertainment industry.

Click and tell: Nivine Jay went viral on Monday when she posted a TikTok video about the experience

Feeling seen: The actor's video was posted to Nivine's TikTok with the telling caption

Click and tell: Nivine Jay went viral on Monday when she posted a TikTok video about the experience

Matthew Perry is the latest celeb to be revealed on Raya: Friends star is seen FaceTiming pretty blonde he met on the dating app in another TikTok video

Off the market: Perry, 51, is now engaged to fiancée Molly Hurwitz and it is not clear when the actor was on the dating app

Matthew Perry is the latest celeb to be revealed on Raya: Friends star is seen FaceTiming pretty blonde he met on the dating app in another TikTok video

Membership in Raya costs $7.99 per month, but to join you must be referred by an existing member, and then their application is voted on by a ‘membership committee’.

The acceptance rate for Raya membership applications is approximately eight percent. In addition to subscription fees, the company also charges for sponsored placement of user requests.

Recently, actress Drew Barrymore revealed she saw ‘a lot’ of other celebrities on the app, saying: ‘It was like looking through an Us Weekly.’

Other stars rumored to have used the service include Moby, Lily Allen, Cara Delevingne, Raven-Symoné, Tommy Lee, Whitney Cummings and Chelsea Handler.


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