Samsung, the conglomerate that some might say to be a prototype to that of the fictional Umbrella Corporation, hails from South Korea, a country that has the fastest internet connection speed in the world. It seems that Samsung and Google had laid down the banhammer on popular gay social networking apps from their online stores, at least according to the folks over at Buzzfeed News.
Word has it that Samsung closed the door on the gay hookup app Hornet from its South Korean store not this year, but a couple of years ago, touting that local values and laws prevent LGBT content in that part of the world. Hornet is also banned in Argentina, Iceland, and Syria, although it is available in the US and other countries. Samsung did confirm that LGBT apps are blocked on a country-by-country basis.
Hornet, Grindr and other LGBT networking apps are on Google Play in South Korea, although one of the popular gay dating app known as Jack’d is unavailable on Google Play in South Korea. Jack’d has over 500,000 users in South Korea, with the majority of them being on the Android platform. Well, do you think it is a matter of time before the wall of resistance in South Korea is broken down where the aforementioned apps are concerned?