Apple Now Says Same Sex Kissing is OK

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CensorshipApple has reversed course concerning the blocking of an iPad graphic novel adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. According to the Big Money the application and graphic novel was blocked until the author added big black boxes censoring the illustrations of men kissing.  Techcrunch received word yesterday that Apple has reversed course and is allowing the author to resubmit the application and graphic novel in it’s original form.

Apple representative Trudy Muller explained:

We made a mistake. When the art panel edits of the Ulysses Seen app and the graphic novel adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest app were brought to our attention, we offered the developers the opportunity to resubmit their original drawings and update their apps.

This is the second story of censorship and graphic novels in recent weeks.  Last week news broke of Apple’s censorship of a graphic novel version of Ulysses.

These news stories make me worrisome as the iPad grows in market share for serving text and makes me want to purchase one less and less.


(images via the Big Money)