It was easily one of the most emotional encounters on "Catfish: The TV Show." Oddly, though, it was creators Max Joseph and Nev Schulman who got the most worked up after helping high-school-student Jen learn the truth about her online boyfriend, Skylar.
Jen had only ever seen two photos of Skylar and he refused to video-chat with her, despite being a computer science major. They weren't even friends on Facebook. But after some digging, Nev and Max tracked his phone number to a guy in San Francisco. Unfortunately, that guy wasn't Skylar. It was Bryan, who'd made Skylar up.
Jen was heartbroken, understandably, but Max and Nev quickly got worked up as well. Probably because Bryan was so nonchalant about having lied to Jen and then watching her heart break in front of him because of it.
When Max asked if he had any real feelings for Jen, Bryan said, "I don’t have any, like, emotional feelings toward her. I would never be able to have, like, a romantic relationship with her.”
“You understand this all makes you look like a huge assh*le, right?" Nev asked him. Bryan didn't seem to bothered by any of it. He didn't really apologize and even said he gave Jen the "gift" of talking to him. He said he was currently catfishing several girls in an attempt to "brush up his game."
Max could not stop tearing into this guy, telling him he would have a "shallow, miserable existence." A writer going by the name "Judgmental" on Oh No They Didn't! loved watching Nev and Max get angry, writing that s/he was "weeping from the perfection." MTV's Matthew Scott Donnelly agreed, calling the whole thing a "'Catfish' smackdown."
See more uncomfortable encounters on "Catfish: The TV Show," Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.
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