Wondering if your son is gay? Well, there's an app for that.
The major breakthrough in 'gaydar' technology is courtesy of Google's Android. For $2.68 you play a game of "20 questions" about your son. Some of the questions include:
"Does your son dress up nicely?""Does he pay close attention to his outfits and brand names?""Does he read the sports page in the newspaper?""Does he like musical comedies?""Is he a fan of divas (Madonna, Britney Spears)?""Does he spend a long time in the bathroom?""Was he shy as a child?""Does it take him a long time to do his hair?"
The app even asks the user if, before their son was born, they hoped it was a girl.
Once you're done with all of the questions the app determines if the user's son is in fact gay. It says:
"No need to look the other way! ... He is gay! ... ACCEPT IT!"
The other two possible responses read:
"Your son is a normal young man: modern and concerned about taking care of himself assuming some feminine habits while maintaining his attraction to girls. However, he may have already had some homosexual experiences with his best friend. These things happen. It is more and more usual in these times to maximize pleasures without taboo."
"You do not have to worry, your son is not gay. So there are chances for you to be grandmother with all the joys it brings."
The controversial app was created by French developers "Emmene Moi". The English version of the app is a direct translation of the French one, "Mon Fils Est-Il Gay".
"This app was conceived with a playful approach," the developers told The Huffington Post in a statement. "It is not based at all on scientific research."
However, many are not amused by the playful app. In fact, several organizations are calling for Google to remove it.
"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.
Do you think the app should be removed?
Viewers serve up their thoughts:
Dennis writes on Facebook: "Now we truly can say there's an app for everything, haha... you gotta wonder though, who comes up with this stuff?"
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