A Russian Man is Suing Apple for £12k Because He Was 'Turned Gay' by an App

By Shabana Arif on at

Well this is a weird one to kick off the morning. Apparently a man in a two-month long relationship is blaming Apple for his domestic bliss.

D. Razumilov is bringing a case against Apple based on a message he received via a cryptocurrency app he downloaded himself back in 2017. The message popped up in English and reportedly read "don’t judge without trying," and was accompanied by 69 (perfect!) GayCoins. One GayCoin is worth less than $0.02 right now, which is even less in real money. But this is all the prompting it takes to magically turn an apparently straight person gay, according to this guy.

"I thought, indeed, how can I judge something without trying it? And decided to try same-sex relationships," reads the complaint. And try he did, before landing in a steady relationship with another man. I don't know if he just hasn't got the balls to dump this guy, or if he's found his soulmate and is worried about his family's reaction, but either way, the situation has escalated to a point where he's not happy with some aspect of it. It's clearly not all the sex that he's presumably been partaking in.

"I can say after the passage of two months that I’m mired in intimacy with a member of my own sex and can’t get out," he continues. "I have a steady boyfriend and I don’t know how to explain it to my parents. After receiving the aforementioned message, my life has changed for the worse and will never be normal again.” I'd be pretty pissed off if I was his boyfriend, and would promptly 'un-mire' him.

But perhaps this is just a cash grab. Razumilov accused Apple of "pushing" him towards this exploration of his sexuality, saying it's resulted in "moral suffering and harm to mental health" and is seeking 1 million ruble (£12,476) in damages. he has an interview with Moscow’s Presnensky District Court on October 17, where this should really be thrown out. [The Moscow Times]

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