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Apple rejects ‘South Park’ iPhone application

Apple has twice rejected a South Park application for the iPhone and iPod touch because the content was “potentially offensive.” Originally previewed in October, the app would allow users to stream clips, download wallpapers, read news, browse the show’s complete episode index, and choose character likenesses to use as contact images. A member of the team working on the app told Boing Boing Gadgets, “After a couple of attempts to get the application approved, we are sad to say that our app has been rejected…. But Apple did admit that the standards would evolve, citing that when iTunes first launched it didn’t sell any music with explicit lyrics. At this point, we are sad to say, the app is dead in the water. Sorry, South Park fans.”

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I can download at least 3 apps that allowing the user to manipulate a bikini model’s boobs so they bounce up and down…but no South Park app??  hmmm, interesting.  Sounds like another case of Apple being consistently inconsistent!!!

Posted by john_kc on February 18, 2009 at 1:31 PM (CST)


I find all this talk of labelling or censoring lyrics ironic.  A year ago, iTunes censored the title of a song from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, “South Pacific.” There was a song sung by the main character in which she expresses, “I’m a cock-eyed optimist.”

Well, that title ended up being listed as “C*ck-eyed”, as if the song was about a piece of male anatomy.  When I brought this to Apple’s attention, they changed it—to “c***.”

Finally, though, someone realized the stupidity of the computer’s algorithm (and its prudient programmer) and fixed the song.  How?  Oh, by simply removing the hyphen.  So now the song is listed as “cockeyed”.  What a difference a piece of punctuation makes.

Posted by zyzyzyzyzyzyx on February 18, 2009 at 2:45 PM (CST)


I see iLounge uses the same prudish computer algorithm.  Silly silly silly.

Posted by zyzyzyzyzyzyx on February 18, 2009 at 2:46 PM (CST)


We have the censoring system in place because of foul-mouthed commenters who far outnumber the one person who posted the word “cockeyed” on the web site—and then, only to point out how “prudish” it is to protect against the base word’s hundreds of misuses of our comments section.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 18, 2009 at 3:10 PM (CST)

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