Andy Cohen banned from Grindr

Ellen brought out the tough questions for Bravo’s Andy Cohen this week.

“Are you on a gay dating app?” she asked.

“I’m on Tinder,” Cohen revealed, before adding this bit of intrigue:

“There is a gay dating app that I’m on [cough…Grindr…cough] that I keep getting kicked off of because they think I’m impersonating ‘Andy Cohen’, and they’re like, ‘Your photos don’t meet our guidelines’ and I keep trying to [say] ‘No! It is me.’”

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But as Ellen points out next, the problem may have just gotten even bigger.

“But see, now by doing that,” she reasoned, “anyone watching is going to try [to use your photos] because now you’ve given them that idea.”

Or here’s another idea: Just don’t do that. It’s 100% creepy.

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Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time this issue has come up.

In 2016, RuPaul‘s Drag Race season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen posted that his account kept getting banned, also:

So what’s the deal, Grindr?

Is it time to implement verified accounts a la Twitter or Instagram so celebs can search for meaningful connection and everlasting love like everyone else?

h/t: Queerty