Hollywood actor Channing Tatum posted a video expressing his concerns over The Pattern, an IOS astrology app that he claimed had “too much information” about him.
While several Twitter users interpreted Tatum’s video as his surprise over the accuracy of predictions, the Magic Mike actor was actually making a very different point.
“How do you know what you know about me Pattern?” Tatum asked, asking the app’s makers to personally message him to explain their algorithms.
“I don’t even know if anyone should know this stuff. I was just in therapy yesterday...and I just get a notification on my phone this morning, whoop, pops up, and, using the exact words we were using in therapy...Is the phone listening? Are you listening through the phone? And then regurgitating stuff that I am afraid of?”
Following Tatum’s video, several people downloaded the app, resulting in some users speculating that Tatum had perhaps been paid to make the video. “Are they paying you because I’m finding and downloading this right now,” one person asked.
Released in May 2017, the app has around 1,200 reviews and a rating of 4.1 on the AppStore. “The Pattern is a social network that helps you better understand yourself and connect with others on a deeper level,” the app’s description reads. “Explore your Personal Pattern to gain insight about various sides of your personality.”