Apple approved the so-called ‘gay cure’ app for entry into their app store and have found themselves in the middle of a gay rights controversy this week as a result.
Over 80,000 people have signed an online petition on Change.org against the app according to a piece published in the Guardian today. Gay rights group, Truth Wins Out, is now encouraging people on the site to send a letter to Steve Jobs ‘demanding the iTunes store stop supporting homophobia and remove the Exodus app‘.
They’ve been successful in this area in the past, handing over a petition with 8000 signatures to Apple last year against the app “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” which they described as “cyber spiritual abuse that promotes backward ideas in a modern package“.
Alarmingly the Exodus app currently sits 14th in the top free apps in the Lifestyle category.