We’ve all read the horror stories — online dating can be ROUGH.It’s hard enough to make a RL connection based on a photo without dealing with something as terrible as body shaming or bullying, and Bumble is fighting back after one of its users was subject to just that.A London-based woman named Sam, 23, now has the full support of her dating app of choice, after she was verbally abused and body-shamed online.A young man named Michael reportedly sent Sam a photo of a thin woman in her underwear, writing, “So you see that girl?That’s what you could look like if put the tinest bit of effort in at the gym….
It has come to our attention that one of our (ex) users criticized someone on our app about her appearance. Swipe on our story to read #Later Michael A post shared by Bumble (@bumble) on The letter then commended its respectful users, as well as the woman in question, saying, “We are so proud of how you stood up for yourself.
We know you didn’t want this attention and we hope that this is a reminder to all women (and men) that no one should encounter this sort of degradation.” “Goobye forever Michael,” it read in conclusion. If you begin a journey to self-discovery, we recommended starting it by finding new friends and developing a new outlook on life.” Michael has responded to the media, telling , “Firstly, it’s important to say I have messaged Samantha and explained and apologized for the messages which I do not condone and find appalling.
Me and my friends were highly intoxicated and decided to take each other’s phones and write messages to matches on each other’s Bumble.
They were mostly funny and harmless, but in this case, it was rude, belitting, and insulting,” he said.
While he claims he had no control over what was said on his behalf and says that he never would have allowed it to be sent under his name had he seen it prior, he concedes that it was his own actions that ultimately led to the unfortunate messages.