A Russian man sued Apple for becoming gay because of GayCoin.
The news seems ridiculous, but it was published by the Moscow Times. According to the report, a certain D. Razumilov allegedly sues Apple for ramages, accusing it of having led him to homosexuality and claiming compensation of 1 million rubles, or about 15,000 dollars.
It all began this summer when Razumilov received 69 GayCoins on a cryptocurrency payment app that he had previously downloaded on his iPhone.
The gift was accompanied by an English message saying “don’t judge without trying”.
At that point Razumilov, as can be read in the complaint published by Govorit Moskva, thought:
“I thought, indeed, how can I judge something without trying it? And decided to try same-sex relationships”.
This would have led him to “get mired” in a homosexual relationship. In fact, Razumilov reveals:
“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”.
At this point the man accused Apple of having “manipulated” him and led him towards homosexuality, causing him “moral suffering and harm to mental health”.
The Presnensky District Court in Moscow registered the case of Razumilov and scheduled an interrogation for October 17th.
GayCoin is a hybrid X11 cryptocurrency based on Proof of Work and Proof of Stake, created for the LGBTQ community. It has existed since 2014, although its value is now much lower than that of the listing.