Catfishing is nothing new, and in the age of dating apps like Tinder, it's not entirely hard either.
But it takes an awful lot of gall and an awful lot of stupidity to use photos of a nationally recognized sportswriter like Bomani Jones in the way that "Phil" did on the aforementioned dating platform.
I’ve had a lot of blessings in my life but someone trying to catfish me with pixilated photos of my actual friend is a special one pic.twitter.com/rheP1MF3BS— Jamilah is 34 (@JamilahLemieux) May 8, 2019
Seriously, if you're going to catfish, you can at least be a little bit more discreet about it. Picking a member of the national sports media is just plain stupid.
Maybe next time, Phil should consider using photos other than the first ones that pop up in a Google images search. And no offense to Jones, but maybe he's not your best choice to try and coax a woman to give you her personal information? You're probably better off using images of lesser-known athletes, not a random pedestrian wearing a suit.
it’ll be really humbling if he isn’t getting any action. https://t.co/9Abyz5wL2q— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) May 8, 2019
But hey, at least Jones himself is having some fun with it.