Whitney Wolfe is a woman who believes in women’s rights, justice and no violence. After the Marjory Douglas Stoneman high school shooting took place on February 2014, many American people were outraged over the issue of gun violence. Companies all over the nation began to distance themselves from anything that had to do with guns. Whitney Wolfe also followed suite.
Nikolas Cruz was the shooter who took the lives of 17 people in the high school shooting. Many people (even law enforcement officials) stated that he was showcasing guns on his social media profile. He had photos of himself holding guns. He also used his profile to tell people that he was going to use them. Many people who viewed his social media profile with the gun photos knew something wasn’t right. Unfortunately, his actions led to the death of many people.
Whitney Wolfe does not want this to happen with site Bumble. This dating site is all about love, romance and empowering women. According to Whitney Wolfe, the use of weapons and guns has no place on this site. In response to the current gun debate and crisis, she has decided to eliminate all photos of users showing guns.
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She hired 5,000 computer tech specialists as contractors to sift through over 22 million user profiles to ensure that this ban is followed through. As CEO, Whitney Wolfe doesn’t want to kick users off the site just because of gun photos. However, she wants to make it clear that no one is going to display weapons unless there is a reason for doing so.
Some profile users on Bumble are law enforcement personnel or they might work in the military. Individuals who work in a profession where firearms are a part of their job – will not have their photos removed. Ms. Whitney Wolfe understands that some people need guns as a part of their profession.
Bumble has sent $100,000 to the March for Our Lives protest that is scheduled to take place on March 24, 2018 throughout various locations across the country. Bumble also supports #MeToo Movement which speaks out against sexual assault and harassment. Whitney Wolfe wants to ensure that women everywhere are honored and that gun violence has no association with her site.