Gay dating app cops backlash for banning HIV-positive guys
A new dating app that connects sugar daddies with younger men is banning people who live with HIV, and it hasn’t been received well.
DaddyBear, the self-proclaimed “number one gay sugar-daddy dating app”, does not allow people who are positive to join, Pink News has reported.
The CEO of the site said, “No one would like to date people living with HIV unless he is living with it.
“Most gay sugar daddies are not living with HIV, so they wouldn’t want to bring home any unwanted souvenirs.”
A spokesperson for DaddyBear wrote, “If you are worried about meeting gay men who are living with HIV, then you can feel relieved with our app because we are trying our best to make sure all users you meet will be healthy and without HIV, starting from adding a feature that allows users to verify their health condition.”
Social media users have reacted with disgust to the app’s demonising of gay men living with HIV.
“Shame on DaddyBear,” tweeted one person.
“I’m guessing they’re completely oblivious to the fact that undetectable = untransmittable,” posted another.
— Pos Hugs (@PosHugs) August 26, 2017