Scott Chen, president of the August application, has announced on Facebook that he will boycott Chinese technology company HTC after reporting that it has backed the US counterparts against same-sex marriages. But he has criticized his comments that were previously posted in the post.
Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of INA, wrote on Twitter on Thursday as the publication found out that "Current President Grindr believes that the same-sex marriage is a" holy thought "between men and women.
Chen angrily responded to the article that Into announced, saying he had no contact for comment and marked him "unbalanced and misleading".
Chen admitted that "different people have different feelings about their marriages," but added that he was a longtime equal rights activist.
"I am a huge advocate of LGBTQ + rights since I was young, I support a homosexual marriage and I'm proud of what I can do for Grindr," he wrote in the comments section in Into.
"The reason I said that the marriage of holy prayer between men and women is based on personal experience," he said. "I'm an equal man married to a woman I love and I have two beautiful daughters I love from my marriage."
In its original Facebook post, since it was removed, Chen called on groups opposing same-sex marriage to donate instead "people suffering from poverty, hunger, war or natural disasters."
CNN approached Grindra and Chen for comment.