Friday, February 20, 2009
South Park iPhone App Rejected,
Deemed Potentially Offensive
Score one more point against Apple and its nonsensical App Store approval process. A South Park iPhone app submitted in October of last year has been rejected by Apple at least twice for being "potentially offensive," according to BoingBoing.
The app is essentially a mobile interface to the South Park Studios website. It gives direct access to streaming South Park clips, news, and the episode index. It also lets iPhone users set South Park-themed wallpapers and assign avatars of South Park characters as images for contacts in your iPhone's address book.
South Park is, of course, known for its crude humor and scathing sociological and cultural commentary, which some people may find "potentially offensive." But that isn't stopping Apple from selling uncensored South Park episodes and movies via the iTunes Store. To call Apple's actions hypocritical is an understatement; they border on the absurd.
If people can send porn via their phone... I would think Southpark would be considered mild.
HA! Honestly, it's just crazy of Apple to ban the app, isn't it?
I have the basic cell phone, not an Apple item. I love technology, but I'm not a cell phone or Blackberry fanatic. Too much shit to keep track of.
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