Apple rejects “Potentially Offensive” South Park app

Tue, Feb 17, 2009


CNET reports:

Apple has made it clear that South Park must respect its authority.

The company has now twice rejected an iPhone application designed to let iPhone owners watch clips of the long-running show featuring the exploits of Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny. Apple apparently feels that South Park‘s content is “potentially offensive,” according to Boing Boing, and will not allow it onto the App Store.

It’s curious why Apple would single out South Park for objectionable content when the iTunes Store itself is rife with equally offensive music, movies, and even applications.  Perhaps the reason behind Apple’s decision lies in the fact that the South Park App “was designed to let iPhone users stream episodes.”  Or maybe, and has been the case as of late, Apple is simply employing a filter to its App Store as opposed to just blindly letting in every single application.  I mean, episodes of South Park are available for download from iTunes already, so Apple’s decision really can’t be rooted in an attempt to become a moral watchdog of the Internet.

iPhone Savior has more on the story over here.


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