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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??
justice for sharon stone's deactivated bumble account https://t.co/AUdtuSGzwf— Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri) December 30, 2019
Umm, get Sharon Stone back on your wretched grid this goddamn instant and apologize for the audacity.— Ben Philippe (@gohomeben) December 30, 2019
Take out a few thousand Finance Bros whose bios are a string of flag emojis if you need to make server space, you fools.
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.
Imagine finding Sharon Stone on bumble but you decide to report her account instead of shooting your shot https://t.co/XNTh7WLjaR— Hesham Esmail (@Etshhh) December 30, 2019
With just minutes left on the clock, Sharon Stone sneaks in with the most 2019 story of 2019. https://t.co/x6sbAoSToW— Ned Ehrbar (@nedehrbar) December 30, 2019
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…”
Sharon Stone and I will find love in 2020. When prayers go up the blessings cum down... https://t.co/JSDhhHuDAE— nicole byer (@nicolebyer) December 30, 2019
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!
Stacey Ritzen is a reporter and editor based in West Philadelphia with over 10 years' experience covering pop culture, web culture, entertainment, and news. You can follow her on Twitter @staceyritzen.