Rick Santorum did not have a gay dating app on his iPhone

Former U.S. presidential candidate Rick Santorum has recently been the subject of a hoax on DailyCurrant.com, a satire website. The article, published Tuesday, claimed that Santorum had been caught with a well-known app on his iPhone. Grindr, a gay dating app used known for the “world’s biggest mobile network of guys”, was not found of the former senator’s phone, despite the many online who have been fooled.

The article on the Daily Currant received over 5,000 Facebook shares in a few hours. Santorum has raised the ire of many in the LGBT community based upon his numerous statements comparing homosexuality to incest and bestiality. The Daily Currant claimed that Santorum had downloaded the app, had it on his iPhone’s home screen, and told a reporter it was for finding Starbucks.

Is that – is that – Grindr Mr. Santorum?” the young reporter can be heard saying on videotape of the incident.” America’s number one gay dating app?”

“Grindr? What’s no? The yellow one? Oh right. OK. Grindr. Like coffee grinds. Yeah that’s something I downloaded for coffee It finds the nearest Starbucks.”

Despite the fact that the article is a hoax, and claims to be a hoax at the bottom of the piece, many have latched on to the story and are sharing it all over social networks. In a society where headlines stand out, this headline has many waiting for an official statement from Rick Santorum.

 

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