Google under fire after game involving shooting homosexuals goes on sale in app store

The title page for the game that encourages players to kill gay men. Credit: SWNS

Google has come under fire after allowing users to download a game that encourages players to kill homosexuals.

The company has now taken down the app, which was available as a free download on the Android store.

The 'Ass Hunter' app was uploaded by developer App Day and has now been downloaded more than 10,000 times.

The tag-line for the game reads: "Popular game hunting on gays is now on android! Play and do not be gay!

Google has not offered a comment on how the app got past their moderators, but said they do not comment on individual apps.

An image of the game, which tells players to shoot gay men. Credit: SWNS

A spokesman for gay rights charity Stonewall issued a strongly-worded response to the game, calling it "incredibly offensive".