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Do famous people and celebrities use Uber with their actual real names?

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kstark77
100
 Posted 4 years, 6 months ago

Looking at drivers.  You always hear about famous people taking Uber or Taxi rides, but when you see them, do you realize they are using their real names?

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    sa11ymae6y
    44 Rider
     4 years ago

    Apparently Kendall Jenner got accidentally banned from Uber, lol

    http://people.com/celebrity/is-kendall-jenner-banned-from-uber-kim-kardashian-questions-app/

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      RainbowRash
      101 Rider
       4 years ago

      Don't these people have private drivers?  ...or is this a ploy to appear normal and relatable to regular people?  I am sure Kim didn't drive her around all over. this is ridiculous.

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      MelissaMyers
      139 Rider
       4 years ago

      Sure, Uber.  I am sure it was a minor account issue.  You are just saying that to avoid negative publicity.  We hear about people getting banned all the time randomly for no reasons.  

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    DriveMeToTheMoon
    291 Driver Driver
     4 years ago

    I drive in NYC, and I will tell you, more and more people are using only initials for their first names.  like, "J" and "K."   Needless to say, finding a "K" in the crowd is not easy.

    So, I assume celebrities probably don't use their real names either. Even if I saw "T Hanks", I am not sure I'd realize that it's Tom.

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    Peterthebull
    140
     4 years ago

    Well, apparently Uber and Lyft employees look up and follow celebrities back to their homes, so...yeah, I guess they do.

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    Star4Shining
    63
     4 years ago

    Yes.  I've driven plenty of people in LA, and they definitely use real names.  Hollywoood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach, I actually asked one famous blogger why, and he told me, "why is there a harm?  The driver will know when I get in the car, so it doesn't make a difference."

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      CasPer
      330 Rider
       4 years ago

      I would imagine their assistants can create them accounts in their names, no?   Can't be that hard to anonymize them.  Though, I guess they would be breaking Uber's terms

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    jknobson77
    94
     4 years ago

    Don't famous people just have assistants' names or fake pseudonames for all travels?  I thought that was the silent understanding.    I mean, what's the big deal. and how would uber be any different.

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    breakingbread
    274 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    I wish I would get a celebrity in my car, just once!

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      TonyAlmeida
      1149 Rider
       4 years ago

      For all you know, you are giving them rides, but you are not noticing them.