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But it is important to understand that not everyone who has SSA is an addict.
“I never thought it would turn into something global, and I never thought of it as a way to make a living.
It was just that as a gay man, you always want to know who else around you is gay,” he says.
The pop stars, whose fan bases include millions of teenagers, are two of the backers of Blindspot, which encourages people to send texts and pictures to other people, safe in the knowledge that they cannot be traced.
The app is sold on the premise of letting people know what you really think, without the fear of comeback, with its makers claiming: 'We believe in being open and honest, providing a safe environment for people to chat freely without worrying about being judged.' The Blindspot app allows users to send anonymous messages, photos and videos to their contacts without the receiver being able to trace it.