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Weekend update: ’10 Guy’ reveals identity after a decade and more

Here's what you may have missed this weekend.

 

Eilish O'Sullivan

Internet Culture

Published May 10, 2021   Updated May 10, 2021, 10:34 am CDT

Welcome to the Monday edition of Internet Insider, where we dissect the weekend online. Today:

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  • TikToker says she was booted from Raya after exposing Matthew Perry
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  • Man from ’10 Guy’ meme reveals identity after a decade of remaining anonymous
  • Hiker posts TikTok of his supposed Bigfoot sighting
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The Queensland Times

BREAK THE INTERNET

TikToker says she was booted from Raya after exposing Matthew Perry

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The 20-year-old TikToker who exposed Matthew Perry for matching with her on Raya—and subsequently flirting with her on FaceTime—was reportedly booted from the exclusive dating app.

TikToker Kate Haralson reportedly shared a since-deleted video to her TikTok account featuring her and Perry’s FaceTime call, during which they seemingly played “20 Questions.”

In a recent interview with Page Six, Haralson said she was inspired to post the video following fellow TikToker Nivine Jay’s viral video, in which Ben Affleck was similarly exposed, and wanted to further highlight how many celebrity men take advantage of young women on dating apps, as Haralson was only 19 when she and the 51-year-old Friends star matched. Haralson later updated Page Six on Friday to tell the outlet that she was kicked off Raya. “I should have expected that would happen,” she said. “I feel fine about it. I never really used it anymore anyways.”

Raya is known for maintaining the privacy of its users, many of whom are public figures. “Every member is expected to follow our simple rules of respect, trust, and privacy,” its guidelines read.

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In the Friday interview, Haralson also gave advice to those who are considering exposing their celeb Raya matches. “Unless you wanna get banned, don’t do what I did,” she said. 

Catch up on more you may have missed below. 

Eilish O’Sullivan, newswire editor


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10 YEARS OF 10 GUY

The man responsible for the iconic “10 Guy” meme has come forward to reveal his identity after a decade of remaining anonymous. Connor Sinclair tells the Daily Dot that the meme’s connection with cannabis was one of the reasons he chose to remain anonymous for so long. Despite his initial hesitancy to reveal his identity, Sinclair says 10 Guy has brought him almost nothing but good things—including his current girlfriend.

Mikael Thalen, contributing writer

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SASQUATCH SIGHTING

‘It’s clearly keeping an eye on me’: Hiker posts TikTok of his supposed Bigfoot sighting

Mike Bodewitz, a hiker in Oregon, recently shared a TikTok video that he thinks captures evidence of another “Bigfoot” sighting. In a series of videos, Bodewitz says that he saw the creature in mid-April. In one video, he says the Sasquatch is “watching” him. His most recent video claims he saw Bigfoot as he was walking to a ravine. Bodewitz admits he cannot see any of the alleged Bigfoot’s facial features; he also says he’s not sure if the creature was a male or female. But he’s still convinced.

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Alex Samuels, contributing writer

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*First Published: May 10, 2021, 3:00 am CDT