A story about Seb Corbyn using dating app Tinder has sparked a heated privacy debate between journalists, with Owen Jones raging that he can't "deal with this level of idiocy".
The Sunday Times published a story headlined 'Cor! Corbyn Jr is Tinder lothario' which detailed how the 25-year-old son of the Labour leader's dating profile included a picture of him with three young females.
The standfirst read: "Like father, like son: Seb Corbyn appears to have more than just an interest in politics in common with his father, writes James Lyons."
The story went on to compare Corbyn, who is chief of staff to the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, to his father, who the newspaper noted had been married three times and had earned the nickname 'the Sexpot Trot'.
The Times wrote that news of the Tinder picture spread quickly among amused Labour aides at Westminster. The story also spread quickly on Twitter.
@STJamesl No, I would find it an irrelevant tawdry intrusion into his private life. I genuinely don't understand how people like you work.— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) February 7, 2016
@STJamesl Ok, James. Ok.— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) February 7, 2016
Members of the public were also keen to debate the merits of the story..
What was I saying earlier? The Sunday Times made a story out of 'Seb Corbyn uses Tinder' FFS https://t.co/vD0GamiLaC— snapchat: marcusstow (@marcuswstow) February 7, 2016
Unbelievably ludicrous revelations Seb Corbyn has used a popular dating site. Now, if he was using uber, I'd be disappointed...— Ros Wynne-Jones (@roswynnejones) February 7, 2016
Really not sure how Seb Corbyn being on Tinder is news.— George Morrall (@GeorgeMorrall) February 7, 2016
shock horror Seb Corbyn has Tinder. It's almost like he's your average 20-something unmarried man.— Alfie Steer (@AlfieSteer) February 7, 2016
If Seb Corbyn was selling some furniture on Gumtree would the Times run a story on that as well.— Roisin O'Connor (@Roisin_OConnor) February 7, 2016
But the merits of the story wasn't the only thing being rated..
Would 100% swipe right on Seb Corbyn tbh— Jay (@jaycgallagher) February 7, 2016
Also I looked up Seb Corbyn and his kinda cute? .... I'd swipe right pic.twitter.com/MJLTf2q9jL— trash (@xojvnedoe) February 7, 2016
known seb corbyn was on tinder since we matched a year ago, missed an opportunity 2 b source of the world's least scandalous scandal ;'(— chloë (@chloehelliott) February 7, 2016