Homophobia? There’s an app for that…

I am not surprised but I am annoyed.

Google’s Android Marketplace is selling smartphone owners of all ages an app which promises to answer what they think is a pressing question: “Is My Son Gay?”

If we alert the Google team to this outrageous questionnaire, we’re sure they’ll do the right thing and shut it down.

Go sign the damn petition.

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7 Responses to Homophobia? There’s an app for that…

  1. jamessweet says:

    I think I would prefer not to see Google take action on this. I sort of like the anarchic nature of the Google Marketplace, that virtually any app can be sold, even if many people might find it offensive. Not that I approve of the app, of course, just not sure I want Google bringing down the banhammer.

  2. The Lorax says:

    I’m fine with an app like that, as long as you can only get your results if fill out the following questionnaire:

    “Do I love my son?”

    1: Did you fill out the previous questionnaire?

    [ ] Yes
    [ ] No

    If you answered “Yes”, then you do not love your son.

  3. Daniel Schealler says:

    Won’t be filling out the form.

    I agree the app is homophobic and should be shunned – but it’s a free speech issue.

    The cure is more speech.

    Get someone to develop an ‘Are my parents homophobic bigots?’ app.

  4. Ibis3, féministe avec un titre française de fantaisie says:

    Signed.

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  6. I protested a homophobic app in the iPhone AppStore, but I don’t think I would for Android. Apple tightly control what gets into the iPhone AppStore: if it’s in, they approve of it, and they shouldn’t be approving of homophobia. Google do not tightly control what gets into the Android Marketplace, so it’s a free speech issue.

    TRiG.

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