Crisis averted. A Dating app nobody ever heard of has declared itself a gun-free zone, claiming the move will combat mass shootings. Bumble has announced that guns will not be allowed in profile pictures and as well as a complete ban on mentions of firearms in user bios. This is welcomed news because now democrats can stop pushing for unconstitutional restrictions on our rights. Once again technology saves the day.
Bumble bills itself as a “ladies first” dating app, which may explain why nobody has ever heard of it. Is this a lesbian dating site? I don’t know and don’t care. My interest is in how this site is under the impression that they are doing something to actually stop mass shootings from happening. Here’s a statement from Bumble to give you a Tuesday chuckle:
Bumble was founded with safety in mind. From the start, our mission has been to build a social network rooted in respect and kindness.
Online behavior can both mirror and predict how people treat each other in the real world. Bumble has a responsibility to our users and a larger goal to encourage accountability offline.
In the past, when we’ve had an opportunity to make our platform safer, we’ve taken action, banning hate speech and inappropriate sexual content from the Bumble app.
As mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons belong on Bumble.
From today on, we will begin the process of moderating all new and previously uploaded photos for the presence of guns.
See, I told you they think they are stopping mass shootings and gun violence. They say that online behavior predicts real world actions and in this instance that posting a picture with a gun means an actual act of violence. By banning gun pics, they are claiming that they are indeed stopping shooting sprees.
The dumbness continues:
Bumble is also making a $100,000 donation to March For Our Lives, the organization founded by the brave young survivors of the Parkland tragedy. We stand with them, and join them in working towards a non-violent future.
March For Our Lives has already received millions of dollars in donations from Hollywood douchebags like George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey. I still can’t figure out why a march needs so much money, but I’m equally perplexed as to how some low-rent dating app has 100Gs to dump on this ridiculous protest.
The biggest noodle-scratcher however is, does anyone actually post profile pictures while posing with guns on this site? I would think the worst possible way to get a date would be for a creepy serial-killer looking guy to pose caressing his tactical rifle. I can’t imagine something like this would get a lot of right swipes and I say this as a gun owner and supporter of the 2nd Amendment.