Following on from the story Australian Macworld reported yesterday, regarding Apple approving an ‘anti-gay’ app for the iPad and iPhone, a petition against the “hateful and bigoted” content already has 88,000 web users’ signatures.
The petition also raises concerns that Apple awarded the app a 4+ rating, which means it contains “no objectionable content”.
“Apple might consider thinking about its customer base and the penchant many lesbian and gay people have for ethical consumerism when endorsing an offensive app like this,” Ben Summerskill, chief executive of gay rights group Stonewall, told The Guardian.
Apple has yet to comment on the issue.
Last year, the tech company withdrew a similar app called Manhatten Declaration after a petition calling for its removal gained 8,000 signatures.