It’s a bad week to be a middle-aged celebrity horndog on Raya. First Ben Affleck got put on blast when a 32-year-old-woman who unmatched him shared a video of him pleading “why?!?”, and now Matthew Perry has been caught with his proverbial pants down by a 19-year-old TikToker named Kate Haralson who thought it would be “funny” to record and share a FaceTime video of her and Matthew chatting after she matched with him on Raya. At least the recipient of Ben’s attention had the relative maturity to poke fun at herself (or at least pretend that’s what she was doing). But unfortunately for Matthew, Kate is in possession of all the wisdom and maturity you’d expect from a 19-year-old TikToker. But before we go canceling Friends or something, please know that Matt didn’t do or say anything overtly sexual. He even joked about being older than her dad. Wait, what am I saying? Friends has already been canceled, like, before Kate was even born! Gross.
Page Six reports that Kate said she only outed 51-year-old Matthew to “expose how older men in Hollywood are ‘taking advantage’ of younger women on dating apps.” But again, she was 19. Her subsequent comments about the situation highlight the fact that she probably still sleeps with a teddy bear.
“A lot of people were saying I’m a bully and mean for posting this, 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 user, Kate Haralson, exclusively told Page Six on Thursday.
Haralson, who said she was only 19 when she matched with Perry, now 51, on the elite app last May, said the “Friends” star asked to move their conversations from Raya to FaceTime almost immediately after matching.
Kate says she is only sharing the video of their conversation now because she was inspired by Nivine Jay’
s video of Ben new follower counts. Kate has since deleted her video (and set her TikTok and Instagram pages to private) but here is The Guilty Remnant (trust me, this is a Friends universe joke! Real ones will know).
Here’s what Kate had to say about how stupid horny older dudes are.
The Los Angeles-based personal assistant, now 20, said she had matched with other celebs before, but doesn’t “ever talk to older guys.”
“I was not really thinking anything of it,” Haralson added, noting that while she recognized the famous actor, the Gen Z-er had “never even really watched ‘Friends.’”
“Honestly, I never really had any intention of posting it, but then I saw that one video, and thought, ‘Oh, this would be funny,’” she said. “I didn’t expect it to blow up as fast as it did.”
“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 FaceTime. “I thought it was more so innocent and harmless.”
The celeb assistant added that she and Perry never actually met up in person — although the actor allegedly tried once and told her, “Maybe one day you can get a COVID test and come over” — because she wasn’t really interested in him.
Kate says she was upfront about her age, but that he didn’t seem to mind. Generous of Matthew, when he could have been chatting with an 18-year-old, to give a senior citizen like Kate a chance. And by senior I mean like a senior in high school.