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14:19 | 29th March 2017

News: World

Wed 16 Jun, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


Many have been outraged by Apples decision to boldly cover these images of soft-core homoerotic scenes but they then allowed similar images of a heterosexual couple to go ahead without the censorship

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Complaints cause Apple to remove gay cartoon censorship

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Apple has reconsidered its decision to censor the cartoon images of two men kissing with a large black box, hiding any slight resemblance of what the picture actually is.

The images, which are being used in an app for the iPhone and the latest gadget the iPad, are there to help show a modern graphic adaptation of the classic Oscar Wilde novel, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Many have been outraged by Apples decision to boldly cover these images of soft-core homoerotic scenes but they then allowed similar images of a heterosexual couple to go ahead without the censorship.

Bloggers branded the decision as ‘unconscionable’ leading to technology giant Apple deciding to reverse the decision and allow the uncensored pictures available to those over 17 years of age.



This is how the image looked with the censorship in place:

 

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