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Sharon Stone got reported on Bumble—for being Sharon Stone

'Imagine finding Sharon Stone on Bumble but you report her instead of shooting your shot...'

Dec 30, 2019, 12:09 pm

Internet Culture

Stacey Ritzen 

Stacey Ritzen

Once upon a time, it would have seemed inconceivable to think that former Hollywood A-list actress Sharon Stone would have trouble finding a date. But as the saying goes—celebrities, they’re just like us!—which is why, in 2019, Ms. Stone has likewise turned to apps to seek romance.

Unfortunately, as yet another saying goes, fame comes not without a price—which is why the Basic Instinct star ran into a bit of trouble while trying to use the dating website Bumble, due to the fact of her literally being Sharon Stone.

“I went on the @bumble dating sight and they closed my account,” Stone tweeted late Sunday night. “Some users reported that it couldn’t possibly be me! Hey @bumble, is being me exclusionary?”

“Don’t shut me out of the hive,” she added, including a screenshot informing her that she had been blocked on suspicion that her profile was a fake.

Suffice to say, people were not without sympathy for her predicament, as many others on Twitter jumped into the fray to demand justice for Sharon Stone … and her deactivated Bumble account. Can a woman live, for heck’s sake??

https://twitter.com/ira/status/1211545783461269504

Others responded with humor. “Imagine finding Sharon Stone on bumble but you decide to report her account instead of shooting your shot,” accurately wrote one user.

Comedienne Nicole Byer also had some sympathetic words for Stone. “Sharon Stone and I will find love in 2020,” she tweeted. “When prayers go up the blessings cum down…”

But as fate would have it, the editorial director for Bumble, Clare O’Connor, saw Stone’s plea for help and jumped in to save the day.

“We’re on the case. Trust us, we *definitely* want you in the Hive,” O’Connor. “We’ll get back to you ASAP.”

And it didn’t take long for her to rectify the situation. Not long after, O’Connor updated that she had found Stone’s account and that justice had been restored—noting that her account had been unlocked and that it wouldn’t happen again.

“You can get back to Bumbling! Thanks for bearing with us and hope you find your honey,” she added.

Godspeed, Ms. Stone—2020 is a whole other decade!

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*First Published: Dec 30, 2019, 12:09 pm