Google has deleted the controversial Is
My Son Gay? app from its Android market.
The Mon Fils Est-Il Gay? French
language app determined a boy's sexuality after asking the user 20
questions pertaining to masculinity, such as, “Does he like
football?” and “Does he care how he dresses?” It sold for 99
Euro cents, or about $1.34.
Google took action after gay rights
launched a Twitter protest in which hundreds of members tweeted,
“Demand that @Google & #Android dump homophobic 'Is My Son
#Gay? app NOW, no excuses! #LGBT.”
“We are pleased that Google
developers have heard the voice of the LGBT community and pulled the
app,” said Andre Banks, co-founder of AllOut.org.com. “Apps such
as these are outrageous and only serve to further negative
stereotypes and homophobia.”
The developer of the app, Emmene-moi,
confirmed to Australia's Six
Billion Stories that Google had deleted its app. Earlier the
developer had defended its product by saying the gay test was for
entertainment purposes only.
View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck says Is My Son Gay? app could
lead to healthy dialogue.)