Wow. This brings a whole new meaning to the slogan, “There’s an app for that!”
A Russian man is suing tech giant Apple Inc. for 1 million rubles (approximately $15,000 USD) because he claimed an iPhone app turned him gay.
All he wanted was to do was buy Bitcoin but a cryptocurrency called “GayCoin” was delivered instead and he says that it encouraged him to pursue a life of homosexuality.
The man’s lawyer, Sakpizhat Gusnieva, says that the case is “serious” because his client “was scared” and that “he suffered.” Gusnieva also insists that Apple “has a responsibility for their programmes” even though the cryptocurrency was delivered via a third-party app.
The man claims that he decided to try out being gay because of a note delivered with the cryptocurrency and his life has been forever altered.
He believes that Apple “manipulated” him into becoming homosexual and it has caused him irreparable harm both mentally and morally.
The GayCoin cryptocurrency arrived with a note saying, “Don’t judge until you try,” according to the complaint.
“I thought, in truth, how can I judge something without trying? I decided to try same-sex relationships,” the complainant wrote.
“Now I have a boyfriend and I do not know how to explain this to my parents… my life has been changed for the worse and will never become normal again,” he added.
“Apple pushed me towards homosexuality through manipulation. The changes have caused me moral and mental harm.”
The lawsuit was filed on September 20 with a court date set for October 17.
The Telegraph article points out that homophobia is widespread in Russia and it comes right from the top.
Moscow in 2013 introduced a law against “gay propaganda”, which officially bans the “promotion of non-traditional lifestyles to minors” but in effect outlaws LGBT activism.
Source: Telegraph UK