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.’”
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.
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:
— Bob The Drag Queen (@thatonequeen) December 18, 2016
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?