CEO Joel Simkhai told in a recent interview that “millions of Grindr users [were] asking us to figure out what’s going on around them,” so the company decided to start curating culture-minded content.
(CNSNews.com)-- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in Washington, D. is currently running an advertisement for Squirt.org, an app that helps homosexuals find hookup partners.
Dating apps for gay men don’t have the greatest reputation.
From Grindr to Scruff, Hornet to Jack’d, the digital platforms are best known for dredging up flakey users, svelte-only fat-shamers, masc-4-masc femme-phobes, and it’s-a-personal-preference racists.
But the WMATA refuses to run religious or political ads.
A Metro representative said the ads could not be removed because regulating ad content violates the advertiser’s First Amendment rights, even though religious, political and advocacy-related ads are banned according to Metro policy because of their content.