South Park App "Dead in the Water"

Today is a depressing day for all of the South Park fans out there. The South Park app that Dieter told us about back in October has been rejected once again by Apple.

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blockquote>We first announced our iPhone App back in October, after we submitted the Application to Apple for approval. After a couple of attempts to get the application approved, we are sad to say that our app has been rejected. According to Apple, the content was "potentially offensive." But Apple did admit that the standards would evolve, citing that when iTunes first launched it didn't sell any music with explicit lyrics. At this point, we are sad to say, the app is dead in the water. Sorry, South Park fans.

Who is Apple to say what is offensive and what isn't? They let fart apps in the App Store in groves. Who is to say those do not offend anyone? How about Wobble? An app that gives you the ability to make certain female body parts jiggle around your screen. That doesn't offend anyone? That is a choice the consumer should be making, not Apple. Ok, I've made my point.

There is one simple solution to something that may offend someone. If you are offended, don't buy it!

[Via Southparkstudios.com]

Jeremy

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Rene Ritchie says:

Phone ring Apple HQ, how may I help you?
Cartman: I'd like to speak to Steven P. Jobs please.
AHQ: I'm sorry but--
Cartman: Gawdammit I wanna speak to Steven P. Jobs now, respect my authoritah or I'll kick you squaa in the--
click

Steve says:

Maybe they rejected it because it's just obnoxiois and unfunny... like the show. :roll:

Jeremy says:

@Steve - maybe you find the "bodily function" apps not obnoxious and funny. To each his/her own. Have a nice day!

sting7k says:

This is starting to get pretty disgusting. Apple lets the app store be flooded with stupid fart apps and 15,000 literally useless apps and they block this?
I love South Park, most of the videos I watch on my iPhone are South Park episodes I purchased on iTunes. Not only that, but they are uncensored so even more offensive than what you see on TV.
Apple had better be careful, South Park's next season starts in just a few weeks. Matt and Trey are not ones to be messed with.

sting7k says:

Also, doesn't Apple verify your age for purchasing explicit content when buying music, videos, and movies? Why not for apps? And if they don't do that, why let a kid have free access to an R rated movie or MA TV show from HBO full of adult language and yet ban "potentially offensive" apps?
Again, total disgrace.

Jeremy says:

@Sting7k, Rene and I were just discussing the new season is coming in March... be ready for a Apple episode. ;)

Freiteez says:

That's lame. Check out the "save kitty" app. You are dragging a cat through 3 blades trying not to get hit. When you lose blood is everywhere. I don't find that offensive but there's a warning for that app. I'm sure south park could have been the same

iphonemilk says:

@RENE
ROFLMKAHAHAAHAHBBQLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gerald Bailey says:

Apple denied our Bop-It! application for similar reasons. We however were able to figure out a way around it. See http://www.snakeheadsoftware.com/node/5 for more details.

Steve says:

@Jeremy Sikora: Maybe not. I wouldn't know... I don't download nonsense.

sting7k says:

@Jeremy, yea man. Just watch, they will make the parody the Simpsons did a few months ago look like child's play. That one was pretty harsh I thought, but very funny.
Mr. Jobs doesn't know who he is dealing with. Maybe he should watch the movie and see what they do to Bill Gates.

Ana says:

I think south park is hilarious ^-^....but I would probably not buy the app but thats not the point APPLE needs to lay off.... they approved wobble which pretty much offends all women out there.. who knows on whom's phone our breasts are wobble ling :(.

thekevinmonster says:

After seeing a comment on ArsTechnica, I will parrot it here:
You can buy South Park episodes through iTunes. This app would let you watch for free from the creators.
So, inconsistent content censorship, or "duplicates iTunes functionality" in disguise?

legendofdon says:

thekevinmonster is right. It has nothing to do with content censorship, it has to do with Apple protecting their revenue.

Jeremy says:

Actually this app did not allow you to stream complete shows just some clips among other features. So you can toss the whole Apple protecting their revenue out the window.

sting7k says:

I don't think the app was going to allow you too watch full episodes, just clips. Which, someone could see a clip and really like it and say, gee I wanna watch this whole episode. Oh, it's on iTunes I can download it and watch on my iPhone, how cool! Apple is only hurting themselves here.

thekevinmonster says:

That revenue thing seemed too good to be true anyway. Oh well.

Al says:

@ Steve - maybe you should work at Apple so that you can decide for people what is nonsense and what isn't but I think it's more likely that you will continue to fill this forum with your pompous comments.

Alex says:

Rene Haha, South Park Rules, C'mon Apple