No "Gewitter im Kopf" App! Tourette's syndrome is not for entertainment!

No "Gewitter im Kopf" App! Tourette's syndrome is not for entertainment!

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Florian W. & Jean-M L. & IVTS e.V. & TGD e.V. & LifeTiccer e.V started this petition to Gewitter Im Kopf

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We are Florian and Jean-M and we have suffered from Tourette's syndrome since childhood. Now an app has been released that ridicules the symptoms of our disease. This makes us insanely sad!

Recently the app "Gewitter im Kopf" was launched from the nameseek Youtubers, in which users can play and also buy the tics of the youtuber Jan ("Gewitter im Kopf"), who also suffers from Tourette's syndrome, via soundboard. Some vocal tics or even exclamations of Jan, which are symptoms of his Tourette's disease, can be unlocked in the app for 0.99 Euro per month or even 9.99 Euro per year in the app.

We demand of "Gewitter im Kopf" and its management, that they take the app from the market or change it in such a way that it does not discriminate those affected any longer!

The app is mainly intended to amuse users. Symptoms of a serious illness are offered for sale here as a monthly "entertainment flat rate". This is morally completely untenable and unacceptable! Displaying tics in this way on a soundboard is discriminatory against all people with Tourette's syndrome! The App must be banned in this form! Neuropsychiatric illnesses are generally not for entertainment!

Florian: „I have already had many encounters in everyday life with people who find it difficult to deal with Tourette's syndrome. Among them were some people who insulted me and were not open to a dialogue with me. However, it is especially important to me to speak openly about Tourette's syndrome. It needs a correct and respectful explanation."

What are tics or Tourette's syndrome? Read about it here: https://tourette.org/about-tourette/overview/

According to Jan and his Youtuber colleague Tim, with whom he runs the channel "Gewitter im Kopf", the App should also educate about Tourette's. However, I only know this from the FAQ linked at the bottom of the app, which answers a few questions about the disease. Unfortunately, the focus is on the soundboard with tics.

According to their own statement, the proceeds of the in-app purchases are (partially) donated. Where and how much is donated remains open.

They commissioned 'Beyto GmbH' for the technical implementation of the app.

Please show solidarity with us affected people and sign and share this petition to stop the inhuman sale of tics!

With deepest gratitude,
Florian + Jean-M

This petition to "Gewitter Im Kopf" started by Florian W.+ Jean-M is supported by the self-help associations InteressenVerband Tic & Tourette Syndrom (IVTS e.V.) and the Tourette Society Germany (TGD e.V.), as well as by LifeTiccer e.V.

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