"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 on Thursday, May 6.
Fans and fellow celebs were quick to let the model know what they thought.
"attention at all costs!" Whitney Cummings said.
"Personally I thought it was just pretty funny and cute of ben affleck people have been feeling so negative these days they constantly look for someone to pick on, why can't we just laugh about things like this and move on?" one fan noted.
"The private life must remain private whether one is famous or not. And when we receive a private message from a celebrity, the least we can do is not to put it on networks like TikTok or Instagram to please his fans and make a buzz," another user said.
"Totally it just weirds me out 50 year own men chasing 19/20 year old young women," a third fan said.
This comes after a TikTok user, Nivine Jay, reportedly matched with Affleck on the dating app but then unmatched him thinking he was a catfish. The Armageddon star then allegedly reached out and confirmed his identity.
"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," Jay wrote in the viral video, which was posted on Monday, May 3. "Sorry Ben," she captioned it.
"Nivine, why did you unmatch me? It's me!" Affleck said in the short video.
Many users criticized the Argo director for finding Jay on another platform, but she clarified the situation to E! News. "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 told the outlet. "l was making fun of myself for thinking he was a catfish and it was just supposed to be funny."
Jay's clip then inspired another TikToker to share her experience with Perry.
Kate Haralson said she matched with Perry on the same app when she was 19, and the now 20-year-old shared a clip of a FaceTime conversation on TikTok.
"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," she told Page Six.
While their conversation was not sexual, she said she was uncomfortable at the time because she was transparent about her age. "I don’t think he minded that," Haralson said. "It kind of felt weird talking to someone my dad’s age."
Perry allegedly asked if he was the same age as her father and "laughed off" when she said he was around a year older.
In the end, Haralson deleted the video within 24 hours because she "did feel a little bit bad," and Perry was a "nice guy," but later added that "it’s not really OK for these older guys to be talking to such young girls."
This comes after Teigen deleted her Twitter account in March but has since returned to the platform.