A bizarre Chinese app has taken the Internet by storm this week
Friday April 24, 2015, 2:07 PM
Every month or so, an app comes along that captures the imagination of the Internet. We saw it with Words with Friends. Draw Something and Flappy Bird . but nothing had caused quite as big a stir as any of those apps in a while.
At least, that was the case until everyone stumbled across the free Chinese app My Idol earlier this week.
My Idol is an app that turns your selfies into digital avatars — avatars which you can dress up and force to perform a variety of strange tasks.
The app is available on the U.S. App Store, but it’s entirely in Chinese. The developer is working as quickly as possible to bring an English-language version of the app to market (before the viral hit inevitably fades away), but in the meantime, this “guide for non-Chinese users ” should tell you everything you need to know to get started.
Once you’ve got an idea of how to work the app, you can create something as horrific as this:
Download My Idol on the App Store