In a recent tweet, a Silicon Valley investor asked Apple if it would consider filtering adult-oriented content in its system.
Benedict Evans, who works at VC firm Andressen Horowitz, appears to have made his request from an iPhone. His problem was the suggestion of porn actress Evelyn Lin’s IMDB page in search results while he was looking for some “evelyn.”
Now according to Gizmodo, Evans’ followers did not get the same suggestion when they searched for “evelyn” on their own devices. He then posted a follow-up tweet claiming that he hadn’t been searching for Evelyn Lin, who starred in “Big Dicks Little Asians 2,” as his browsing history showed searches for Evelyn Waugh, author of “Brideshead Revisited.”
Sadly, no one seemed to believe it was Apple’s fault:
@BenedictEvans No one else gets this result bc it’s based on who you searched for yourself. Wear the L more gracefully than your glasses plz
— Sean T. Collins 🌹 (@theseantcollins) March 21, 2017
— Jace Boss (@JaceBossman) March 21, 2017
— John Manoochehri (@jmanooch) March 21, 2017
The brouhaha over whether @BenedictEvans did or did not out himself as a fan of asian porn is the best thing on twitter today.
— Daisuke Wakabayashi (@daiwaka) March 21, 2017
— Brian Fagioli (@brianfagioli) March 21, 2017
As a result, Evans deleted his original tweet later, wrapping it up with “Some arguments aren’t worth having.”
Interestingly, Evelyn Lin herself caught up with what’s going on and thanked Evans for “being a fan”:
— Evelyn Lin (@xEvelynLinx) March 21, 2017
To this, Evans responded, “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet. ;)”
Apparently, we sure know we can’t.