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Apple comes under fire for gay kiss censorship

By Index on Censorship / 16 June, 2010

Apple have issued a red-faced apology after censoring a drawing on the iPad. Belgian artist Tom Bouden’s graphic novelisation of The Importance of Being Earnest is the latest application to undergo censorship, as Apple continues its campaign to keep their new device free of pornography. Users who purchased the application objected to the black-outs covering the panels of two men kissing, arguing that more sexually graphic comics have escaped being redacted.  In response to concerns of censorship and prejudice, Apple have asked developers to resubmit the original graphic content.

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