HQ Trivia, the live trivia app that has become a surprise phenomenon, is now receiving funding backed by gay billionaire Peter Thiel causing some former fans to start a campaign urging people to #DeleteHQ.
The app goes live twice a day on weekdays and once a day on weekends to give participants the chance to win prize money ranging from $2,500-$20,000 by answering trivia questions. According to Recode, HQ has raised $15 million to continue the game but the money comes from Thiel’s Founders Fund.
Thiel was a public supporter of Donald Trump during his run for presidency and his legal fight against Gawker ultimately led to the publication’s shut down. He has also been known to be anti-women’s rights and to have an interest in transfusing young people’s blood into his veins to preserve youth.
When some fans found out about the Thiel backed funding, they launched the social media campaign to #DeleteHQ.
— Katie Roscher (@ButtzGalore) February 2, 2018
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 2, 2018
— Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Run Тwitter (@kevinsearle7) February 2, 2018
❌ Peter Thiel is now involved
❌ Alleged bad behavior by co-founder towards women
❌ It’s not fun anymore anyway
— Tim Baker ⛄️ (@IAmTimBaker) February 2, 2018