The founder and CEO of hookup app Tinder sat down for an interview that went so badly that the company had to file a clarification with the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Tinder has become a phenomenon and has been praised and criticized in equal measure for enabling and promoting hook-up culture, so a profile of the 29-year-old CEO and co-founder at the Evening Standard naturally turned to his sex life.
[Sean] Rad tells reporter Charlotte Edwardes how many women he has slept with and says a world-famous supermodel is begging him for sex. He also talks about an attraction to “ugly” women as well as smart ones. Which leads to this exchange between Rad, Edwardes and Tinder vp communications Rosette Pambakian:
“There’s a term for someone who gets turned on by intellectual stuff. You know, just talking. What’s the word?” His face creases the effort of trying to remember. “I want to say ‘sodomy’?”
“That’s it. We’re going to be fired,” says Pambakian.
“I tell him it means something else and he thumbs his phone for a definition,” writes Edwardes.
“What? No, not that. That’s definitely not me. Oh, my God,” says Rad.
There aren’t enough facepalms in the world for this story.