A Russian man is suing Apple because he says his iPhone turned him gay

Pause for a moment and consider the case brought forth by D Razumilov in a Moscow court. He’s claiming that his iPhone turned him gay and is now deep into same-sex relationships and can’t get out.

According to the complaint, Razumilov received 69 GayCoins via a cryptocurrency app he downloaded to his iPhone in 2017. The sender included a message that read “don’t judge without trying.”

So he tried. And that, he says, turned him gay. From The Daily Star: “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.”

Apple, he says, “manipulatively push[ed] me towards homosexuality,” which he believes resulted in “moral suffering and harm to mental health.”

The court will hear the case on October 17. He’s asking for one million rubles (about CAD$20,000) in damages.

Alan Cross

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