Monday, June 14, 2010

Apple’s App Store censors gay kiss in graphic novel adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 'Being Earnest'

The issue of Apple's App Store censoring content has arisen once again...

This time it blocked a gay kiss from the iPad graphic novel adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

Apple says it was a mistake. Hmm...'s Jason Kincaid reports:
According to a report in The Big Money, the application was barred from the App Store until its author added ugly black blocks to censor the illustrations of men kissing (which included depictions of mens’ buttocks, but no frontal nudity).

We’ve just gotten word from Apple that they’ve reversed the decision (they say it was a mistake) and that the application’s developers can resubmit the graphic novel in its original form.

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