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Apple iPhone Store Tells Developers: Use Of The Word ‘Gay’ Might Get You Banned

While the Apple iPhone store approved the app Peakaboo Tranny, which “tranny-fied” photos, it kicked out Jack’d, a Grindr-like gay networking/hook-up app, for using the word … “gay.”

Jack’d’s developer says the trouble began on Saturday, when Apple removed the app for other supposed violations of its Terms Of Service (like not having a “report” button since it’s a dating app, and not alerting users sexually explicit photos are prohibited — things Jack’d actually did do). And then came a warning from the App Review Team:

Yes, you read that right: “The following is not recommended for use in this field: gay. Your app may be rejected if you use this term.” And so continues Apple’s vicious cycle of never quite refining its mastery of gays and technology.

In the meantime, there’s still Grindr, Scruff, and West Fourth.