April 13, 2018 | Posted in Celebrity by
Andy Cohen, like any gay man, has needs. Much like the majority of us (yeah, I'm talking to you), the mastermind behind Bravo's biggest hit shows relies on dating... er, hookup... apps to satisfy these needs. In today's world, we're all busy doing something 90% of the time, so apps like Grindr and Tinder help cut out the middle man in a way and let us get right down to business. Unfortunately for Andy, Grindr doesn't believe it's really him.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Andy spoke about apps that he uses for "dating." When Ellen asked him what apps he prefers to use, the WWHL host replied:
"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.’"
Grindr has been very adamant about cracking down on fake profiles. I know firsthand because my profile picture was of Channing Tatum's torso for about 6 months one time (some say we look alike). For celebs who really are trying to use the app, though, this can be very frustrating. Then he has to create a new profile and put that annoying "lost all chats" in his headline.
Andy's not the first famous victim of Grindr's policy (which it doesn't oversee very well anyway). In 2016, RPDR season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen posted that his account kept getting banned as well:
— Bob The Drag Queen (@thatonequeen) December 18, 2016
Maybe Grindr should go back to the drawing board on this whole fake profile business. Perhaps implementing verified accounts like Twitter would help. Eggplants and peaches instead of check marks, of course.