After downloading an app to his iPhone, the repressed Russkie sued Apple for his lifestyle change
A Russian man is suing computer giant Apple, complaining that the company drove him to homosexuality, The Moscow Times reported. Mr. D. (for Dick, apparently) Razumilov is asking for a payout of 1 million rubles (USD$15377.50) after he was given 69 GayCoin of cryptocurrency on a smartphone app he had downloaded instead of the Bitcoin he had been expecting.
The GayCoin came with the message: ‘don’t judge without trying’.
The man thought that it does indeed make sense to try things out before deciding one’s view on them, so he began toying with same-sex relationships.
So, he tried it . . . and is now in a same-sex relationship.
Cryptocurrency is basically virtual money – like an online version of cash – and Bitcoin and GayCoin are but two of those currencies.
According to a copy of the complaint filed on September 20,and seen by the news agency, AFP, Razumilov wrote:
‘I thought, indeed, how can I judge something without trying it? And decided to try same-sex relationships.
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. 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.
Razumilov has accused Apple of “manipulatively pushing me toward homosexuality” since “sending him” the GayCoins in 2017 and was suing because of “moral suffering and harm to mental health.”
Even though the app was created by a third party, he nonetheless believes Apple has a responsibility for applications it hosts.
In 2013, a so-called “Gay propaganda law” was passed which was framed as an attempt to protect minors from being exposed to different forms of sexuality.
The law made education about gay issues in Russia extremely difficult, as teens who discover they are not straight face several concerns and issues their peers do not. The lack of a support group, or even being able to access information about their orientation, might be the thing that determines whether they despair of having a “normal” adult future or not.
Razumilov’s attorney, Sapizhat Gusnieva, said her client is scared and that the case is serious. The suit is set to go to court in Moscow on October 17.