Google Developers pulled controversial app after AllOut.org launched twitter campaign: “Demand that @Google & #Android dump homophobic “Is My Son #Gay?” app NOW, no excuses! #LGBT.”
At the beginning of the week, Google developers pulled the controversial “Is My Son Gay?” Android app after AllOut.Org members expressed outrage through a twitter campaign.
Hundreds of members tweeted, “Demand that @Google & #Android dump homophobic ‘Is My Son #Gay?’ app NOW, no excuses! #LGBT”. As a result the app was removed. The app was slammed for being homophobic and relying on stereotypes, posing such inane questions as “does he read the sports pages?” and “does he care about how he dresses?” The app was commissioned by Frenchman, Christophe de Baran, who himself is gay, and is releasing a book by the same name.
Andre Banks, co-founder of AllOut.org, said, “We are pleased that Google developers have heard the voice of the LGBT community and pulled the app. Apps such as these are outrageous and only serve to further negative stereotypes and homophobia.”
I agree with Banks. It is not okay to stereotype people in a negative way or a way that is oppressive or ridicule. Let people just be the way they are and don’t flaunt either way. We have more important issues to channel on social media.