If Sharon Stone doesn’t have any luck on dating apps, then perhaps the rest of the mingling world shouldn’t hold their breath. All she was trying to do was browse and swipe on Bumble, only to have her account shut down.
Just because celebrities are who they are doesn’t make finding love any easier. Just ask Sharon, or any other star who may be using a service to meet the perfect match. Or the perfect match right now. While Channing Tatum, among others, has opted to use Raya in his post-Jessie J world, Stone is on Bumble. The Basic Instinct star is known for her fierce independence, strong opinions and vivacious personality so it makes perfect sense that she’s giving Bumble a go, which requires women to make the first move.
But sometimes those connections can fail — especially when a person is blocked from using the damn thing to begin with. And that’s exactly what happened to Stone. Apparently some users couldn’t believe it was actually her so a few of them reported her, which resulted in Sharon’s account getting closed. For obvious reasons, it’s considered a violation of the app’s values to use a fake profile. The thing is, it wasn’t fake. And Sharon let Bumble know, asking if “being her” is exclusionary. Heck, no! On the contrary …
— Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) December 30, 2019
People were truly mystified that Bumble would dare deny a queen like Sharon a shot at finding a match and they let their feelings be known.
You know, a little support from Ava DuVernay can’t hurt.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 30, 2019
My God, if Sharon can’t get on a dating site what hope do the rest of us have???
— Elizabeth Thorp (@ElizabethEThorp) December 30, 2019
Um, yeah, sure, that’s why.
Damn that’s so crazy I knew there was a reason we hadn’t matched yet haha but we’re here now so…
— Jollybee Farty 🐛⚠️ (@ShakeNBakey) December 30, 2019
This guy had the best idea, though.
Umm, get Sharon Stone back on your wretched grid this goddamn instant and apologize for the audacity.
Take out a few thousand Finance Bros whose bios are a string of flag emojis if you need to make server space, you fools.
— Ben Philippe (@gohomeben) December 30, 2019
Bumble was on top of it, rectified the situation and reactivated her account.
There can only be one 👑 Stone. Looks like our users thought you were too good to be true. We’ve made sure that you won’t be blocked again. We hope that everyone in our community takes a sec to verify their profiles. (Catherine Tramell from Basic Instinct gets a pass today!)
— Bumble (@bumble) December 30, 2019
Bumble’s editorial director, Clare O’Connor, doubled down, adding that Stone would never be blocked again and she can “get back to Bumbling!”
— Clare O’Connor (@Clare_OC) December 30, 2019
That’s when all kinds of ladies and dudes came out of the woodwork to shoot their shot at Sharon — even those who aren’t part of the hive. Fingers crossed, Simu.
Hey, I don’t have bumble but uh… what are you doing like six months from now?
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) December 30, 2019