TikTok user Kate Haralson was swiftly kicked off the exclusive dating app Raya after exposing actor Matthew Perry for matching with her when she was only 19 years old.
About the social media ban, Haralson, who is now 20, told Page Six that “I should have expected that would happen. I feel fine about it. I never really used it anymore anyways.”
Last week, Haralson posted a now-deleted TikTok of her FaceTiming with Perry, 51, after they matched on the dating app last May.
In the Page Six interview, Haralson said that Perry didn’t seem to mind the 31-year age gap and clarified she had the app set to meet older men for fun.
“A lot of people were saying I’m a bully and mean for posting this,” she said. “And it made me feel kind of bad, but at the same time, I feel like a lot of guys in Hollywood are talking to all these young girls, and it’s something that I think a lot of people should be aware of.”
The TikTok star even saw backlash from Chrissy Teigan, who said it’s “tacky to release private messages.”
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— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 6, 2021
Haralson thought it was best to give advice to young women about the tricky situation when speaking with Page Six.
“My advice is unless you wanna get banned, don’t do what I did,” Haralson said, “As far as talking to celebrities, be yourself. They are just normal people with abnormal careers!”