Sunday, June 13, 2010

Minute cartoon penis has iPad app rejected

Apple, the notoriously judgmental and perfectionistic technology company, has declined a cartoonist the ability to promote, sell and market his iPad app version of Ulysses because one of the cartoons includes a minute drawing of one of the character's penises.

According to Slate magazine:

Apple declined to carry a comic-book adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses for the iPad because one panel showed a man's penis: "While the first chapter of the book, the one now at iTunes, doesn't contain 'offensive language' our comic does have frank nudity. Something we figured we might have to pixelate or cover with 'fig leaves'. But Apple's policy prohibits even that. So we were forced to either scrap the idea of moving to the tablet with Apple or re-design our pages."
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