It’s only Monday and already Google is having a pretty crappy week.
In addition to a lesbian couple discovering their address was listed as “Faggots Live Here” on Google Maps, a game which encourages users to violently murder gay men was uploaded to the Google Play app store over the weekend.
Google has removed the controversial game “Ass Hunter,” which encourages players to shoot gay men as they try to molest you, from its app store, but not before more than 10,000 people downloaded it within a 24 hour period.
The game’s description reads: “Popular game hunting on gays is now on android! Play and do not be gay!”
And the instructions read: “Legendary game, where you are hunter and your mission is to kill gays as much as you can or escape between them to the next level. Gays may be hidden in bushes and unexpectedly catch you. Remember! When they catch you they will do with you whatever they want.”
It carried content rating of “Everyone.”
Google’s app content policies ban “depictions of gratuitous violence” and “materials that threaten, harass or bully other users.” There is also a hate speech clause that forbids “advocating against groups of people based on their… sexual orientation/gender identity.”
Google does not review apps before they are uploaded, which is, presumably, how the game made it onto the store. It was up for one day before a Twitter campaign was launched urging users to flag the app to administrators.
Google has not released any comment on the matter, other than to say the game has been removed.