Google has removed a controversial game from its android store that advocated the killing of gays for sport.
The game, “Ass Hunter,” had been downloaded for than 10,000 before it was removed from Google Play. Mashable reports the game has existed on various flash games websites for more than a decade, but appeared on Google Play sometime in November.
The game rewards players with points for successfully shooting gays, but if they are caught by a gay man “they will do with you whatever they want.”
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The game’s description has more:
Play and do not be gay! 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. ;)
Android apps in the Google Play Store do not go through a review process before being published. Instead, developers simply agree to Google’s “Content Guidelines” before self-publishing an app or game.
The guidelines prohibit “content advocating against groups of people based on their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.”
Google has declined to comment on the game, saying only that it does not make statements on individual apps.