“Apple has asked some developers of gun-based iOS games to remove pictures of weapons from the promotional images used on the App Store.” Of course they have. Because as everyone knows, simply glimpsing a gat while casually browsing for something that allows you to play your favorite tunes on a fart piano can turn an unsuspecting yoot into a bloodthirsty killer. As arstechnica.com makes clear, the censoring doesn’t apply to the actual applications – yet. So images like the one above from the game Tempo have been pixellated to obscure the offending firearm. Which brings to mind . . .
the anti-cigarette crusading senator in the movie, ‘Thank You For Smoking.’ In a similar vein, he wanted all entertainment, including classic films, to be digitally “enhanced” to remove any hint of tobacco.
How long will it be before that idea catches on and we see something similar proposed by hoplophobes?