Sharon Stone Signing Up for Bumble Dating App Legit or Just Another PR Stunt?
Updated: Dec 31, 2019
December 30, 2019
CNN has reported that Actress, Sharon Stone tweeted about being blocked by the popular dating app Bumble after signing up for the service because her profile was reported as being fake by users.
“I went on the @bumble dating sight and they closed my account. Some users reported that it couldn’t possibly be me! Hey @bumble, is being me exclusionary? Don’t shut me out of the hive,” the 61-year-old "Basic Instinct," actress posted on her Twitter account, along with a photo of her denial message.
Bumble, later restored Stone's account, saying it was "so honored that Ms. Stone wants to be a part of the Hive." Bumble's editorial director, Clare O'Connor, added on Twitter that she hoped it would now be easier to "find your honey."
Bumble is a location-based social and dating app where only female users can first contact matched male users, while in same-sex matches either person can send a message first. Users must sign up using Facebook and have the options of searching for romantic matches or, in “BFF mode”, friends. Bumble Bizz facilitates business communications. Bumble is the brainchild of Whitney Wolfe Herd who started the company shortly after she left her role at Tinder.
Wolfe is known for recruiting top influencers and A list talent to promote Bumble with celebrity ambassadors, including Erin and Sarah Foster, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Gwyneth Paltrow, just to name a few.
With a recent company evaluation at $3 Billion, only time will tell if Sharon Stone actually goes out on a Bumble date or if joining the app was just another played out - inauthentic, PR stunt.