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30th Dec 2019

Sharon Stone was kicked off Bumble because nobody believed that it was her

Jade Hayden

Let her live.

Dating is tough.

It’s a minefield out there in the lawless lands that are Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, and whatever other apps are stopping us all from actually meeting people organically.

And although many of us would presume that being a genuine celebrity would make finding love that little bit easier, it turns out that for some, it doesn’t. It actually makes it harder.

Especially if you’re Sharon Stone and nobody actually believes that you are who you say you are.

The Basic Instinct star decided to set herself up a Bumble account recently, only to find that her account had been suspended because too many users thought it was fake.


She took to Twitter to share her grievances.

“I went on the @bumble dating sight and they closed my account,” she wrote. “Some users reported that it couldn’t possibly be me!”

“Hey @bumble, is being me exclusionary? Don’t shut me out of the hive.”

Stone’s fans were quick to lament her blocking, while also suggesting that she date them instead of using an app (fat chance, lads).

But it seems as though Sharon won’t have to wander down that worrisome path just yet, as Bumble have seemingly remedied the issue.

“There can only be one Queen Stone,” they wrote on Twitter. “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!)”

And always, guys. Remember.

The app’s editorial director Clare O’Connor also responded to Stone to reassure her that everything was, indeed, as it should be.

“AHA! @sharonstone, we at @bumble found your account, unblocked you, and ensured this won’t happen again. You can get back to Bumbling!” she said.

“Thanks for bearing with us and hope you find your honey.”