Apple Afraid Of The Word 'Vagina', Censors Book Title In iTunes
Apple is afraid of the word vagina, it seems. Naomi Wolf's latest book, Vagina: A New Biography, was listed as V****a in iTunes. I double-checked the calendar, because for a second I thought it was 1952, but nope, it's not. Welcome to 2012, everyone!
The company has gotten beat up for censorship policies in the past. Check out what DailyFinance wrote in 2010:
When the Wi-Fi-equipped version of the iPad went on sale two and a half months ago, Apple demanded European magazines cover up scantily clad models for the app editions and cracked down on dictionary applications containing 'objectionable' words. They rejected a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, only to rescind the rejection once the media got wind of it.
Earlier this week, Facebook suspended the account for the New Yorker over some crudely-drawn nipples in a cartoon depicting Adam and Eve. You can see it here at CNET, and I'm not even going to put a NSFW stamp on it, because c'mon.
Facebook relented, and un-suspended the New Yorker account. Apple has relented, too--I just checked iTunes, and they're using the full word, instead of the dumb censored version. Nice to see they're joining the 21st century.
What do you think? Is vagina too racy a word for the general public?
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