Chrissy Teigen Rips New “Yelp For People” App Peeple
Chrissy Teigen will NOT be one of the people signing up for Peeple, the new app that allows people to rate each other.
Nicknamed “Yelp For People,” the concept is essentially the same as Yelp itself. Whereas that service is used for consumers to rate businesses, Peeple is designed for users to rate family members, friends, exes, co-workers, or anyone else with one to five stars. And the way the app is currently structured, there is no way for a person to stop someone from rating them, and you can’t delete negative comments without proving a terms of service violation.
Peeple is expected to launch in late November, but some are hoping that doesn’t happen, with a social media campaign seeking to stop the release. Teigen is one of them. The star fired off a series of angry tweets on Thursday morning, beginning with, “In an age where both truth and gossip on the Internet can literally ruin lives, this #peeple app is horrible AND scary #yelpforhumans???”
“This is a real app. It needs not to be,” Teigen tweeted with a screengrab, leading one follower to accuse her of “promoting it.” The “FABLife” co-host hit back, “So I should just be silent? Things like this need to be called out. It’s trending. I’m not breaking news.” Indeed, “#Peeple” was a trending topic both in the United States and worldwide.
Teigen went on to point out, “At least I signed up to have the world judge and grade me publicly. I f*cking hate this app and the boardroom table it was created around.” She added, “We have to make sure our kids/teens stand a freaking chance in this world.”
The founders of Peeple have argued that the app will not promote bullying or public shaming, and instead can be used as a tool to find genuine people, say for a parent wanting to know more about their child’s friends. Users will have to be over 21 and have a Facebook account, and must provide proof that you know someone you’d like to add to the app’s database by providing their phone number. The founders are even calling it a “positivity app.” Tell us what YOU think in the comments below.