Wednesday, September 28, 2011

‘Is My Son Gay’ App Has Gay Community Outraged

Kentucky Equality Federation today expressed outrage with the new "Is My Son Gay?" a new application offered in the Android Market which claims that it can determine whether or not your son is gay in an updated version of the classic game of "20 questions."

The application sells for $2.68 on Google's Android Market.

Among the questions asked include:

Does he read the sports page in the newspaper?"

"Does he like musical comedies?"

"Was he shy as a child?"

"Is he a fan of divas (Tina Turner, Cher, Bette Midler, Madonna, etc.)?"

The really frustrating thing is that some other applications and studies have indicated that your son or daughter will grow-up to be gay if he or she grows up listening to Tina Turner, Cher, Bette Midler, Madonna, or Britney Spears.

"Socially responsible companies should have standards that prevent such offensive and derogatory content," Mike Thompson, Acting President of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), told IBTimes. "The 'Is My Son Gay?' app promotes inaccurate stereotypes about gay people and should be removed immediately," he added.

"People cannot be generalized by the type of music they listen to and a person’s sexual orientation cannot be determined by 20 questions," stated Kentucky Equality Federation President Jordan Palmer. This is a dangerous application when you have people shooting four (4) year old children because they "may be gay."

Online magazine Jezebel remarked that the app's laughable results are based on "horrible, stereotypical questions," while Instinct magazine accused it of being based on "the science of tired and offensive stereotypes."

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