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Bumble Accidentally Blocked Sharon Stone's Account After People Mistakenly Flagged It As Fake

The app has since apologized and restored the actor's real dating profile.

Posted on December 30, 2019, at 1:16 p.m. ET

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Bumble had to restore Sharon Stone's dating profile after the actor hilariously called the company out on Twitter for mistakenly taking it down.

The dating app told BuzzFeed News it was a "mixup" after its users apparently flagged Stone's profile as fake because she didn't have a verified photo.

"Being the icon that she is, we can understand how so many of our users felt it was too good to be true once they noticed her profile wasn’t photo verified," a Bumble representative said in a statement.

Bumble has since apologized and rectified the mistake after the actor tweeted about it on Sunday, tagging the company and writing, "is being me exclusionary?"

"Some users reported that it couldn't possibly be me!" Stone said. "Hey @bumble, is being me exclusionary?"

I went on the @bumble dating sight and they closed my account. πŸ‘πŸ‘ Some users reported that it couldn’t possibly be me! Hey @bumble, is being me exclusionary ? πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Don’t shut me out of the hive 🐝

Bumble confirmed to BuzzFeed News that her profile is authentic and that the whole incident was not part of a promotional campaign.

"Sharon Stone is back on Bumble! Our apologies for the confusion as we’re so honored that Ms. Stone wants to be a part of the Hive," the company representative said.

Stone's publicist told BuzzFeed News they have "no additional comment" on the matter.

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When people heard about the mix-up, they demanded justice for the Sharon Stone and her opportunity to date online just like the rest of us.

Then people realized the Sharon Stone was dating online just like the rest of us β€” and they were jokingly discouraged about their own prospects.

"If Sharon Stone can't get a date, there is no fucking hope for any of us. I'm sorry but stop trying," someone tweeted.

as if dating wasn’t hard enough we have to compete with Sharon Stone now πŸ’€πŸ˜­ https://t.co/GRywvfiXoE

Mostly, though, people are just excited that such a gaffe can exist in these times. And we can all be witnesses.

I cannot explain how joyous I am to have been awake for the best tweet of the decade. https://t.co/SkcTBr0qWB


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