The first rule of online dating is ‘don’t be a dick’, partly because it’s nice to be nice…
But also because you just don’t know who’s going to screengrab your conversations and publish them for all the world to see – apparently Leah McSweeney, a co-founder of Married to the Mob, didn’t get the memo.
The 34-year-old businesswoman called out the SNL comedian, Michael Che on her podcast, claiming he was ‘arrogant’, ‘rude’ and ‘disrespectful’ during an online dating app chat.
On the podcast, Improper Etiquette, McSweeney said:
I met a comedian, I’ve dealt with a few comedians. They are the worst, I don’t even know why I entertain this but I have to say… Michael Che is so arrogant and so rude and disrespectful that I cannot even believe that someone… you’re like a D-list celebrity to me, whatever, that’s why I don’t even care that I’m saying his name. I’m not like blowing up Jay Z’s spot.
You’re trying to fuck with me? I don’t get it. You’re just a fucking dork wearing Air Force Ones at the end of the day. Like, cause you’re sitting up there writing your jokes on a little card, trying to figure out what the fuck.
His Netflix special is actually funny… arrogance is ignorance to me. You don’t know me, you don’t know nothing about me, you don’t know we have mad friends in common and like, you’re gonna treat me like some stupid bitch? Like fuck you. I just can’t deal.
Che was quick to respond to her claims, publicised to all her listeners, with some damning evidence to the contrary.
He shared the actual messages the hopeful romantics shared with Page Six, and they seem to prove McSweeney wrong.
The messages, leaked by Che himself go some way to clear his name against the allegations McSweeney put forward.
Unfortunately, 2017 is such that D-list celebrities like McSweeney are happy to fabricate conflict for a little bit of media attention, thinking nothing of damaging another’s reputation.
Let this be a lesson that not all is fair in love and dating apps.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.