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« on: April 10, 2013, 05:08:26 PM »

Read it here  and the scene in question NSFW

I wonder if it was two women if Apple would have done this.  

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 05:26:20 PM »

Honestly, I'm okay with them blocking it.  It's a pretty gratuitous and hardcore shot.  If it had been a guy and a woman, I'm guessing they would've done the same thing.  I don't believe this is a homophobic reaction, it's a reaction to a fairly hardcore sex scene.

Edit:  in reading the first linked article, Joe Hill says that there's similar sexual content but of a heterosexual nature on the app store.  If that's true, I take back what I just said.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 05:33:27 PM »

Wish they had put some context with those pages lol. Why does the guy have a television for a head, and why is it playing porn?

Anyway, yeah, if they have a general policy against showing oral sex or intercourse I guess that's just how it goes. Unless someone finds a different issue that shows a similar scene with guy/girl or girl/girl it seems like a non-issue.

EDIT: just read hepcats edit.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 05:40:07 PM »

The other thing the article brought up is that the same comic is sold through the iBookStore. So why is the app store more curated/censored?
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 05:49:11 PM »

Apple hates gays so much they hired one for their CEO.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 06:13:35 PM »

Oh my god, they've already infiltrated our highest seat of power!

Seriously, if they allow the equivalent heterosexual sex scene, then they rightfully should do the same for this one. If they have a blanket policy against all scenes of this nature, than I'm good with it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 06:57:02 PM »

Looks like it wasn't Apple's fault after all

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/04/10/critics-cry-double-standard-after-apple-censors-comic-for-gay-sex

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[Update] Following the uproar over the supposed banning of Saga #12, comic publishing app Comixology has stepped forward to take the blame. In a letter published by Kotaku, Comixology stated that it had preemptively held back publication of Saga #12 in anticipation that the issue's graphic content would be in violation of Apple's App Store rules.

"Given this, it should be clear that Apple did not reject Saga #12," Comixology's letter states. The issue will be available for purchase in the app in the near future.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 07:00:57 PM »

I blame Obama.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 10:34:38 PM »

Sweet Jeebus, Eco's hacked SIM's account again!  Mods, to arms!
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 10:48:27 PM »

I couldn't find the scene in question, all I saw was some freaky rat and a dude with a $ square on his head.  WTF.
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 11:23:56 PM »

It's what's showing on the tv head guy in the first two panels.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 11:39:03 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on April 10, 2013, 11:23:56 PM

It's what's showing on the tv head guy in the first two panels.

And it's interracial, too. That's some sweet big black cock action going on there. Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 05:17:37 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on April 10, 2013, 10:48:27 PM

I couldn't find the scene in question, all I saw was some freaky rat and a dude with a $ square on his head.  WTF.

Okay. I'm on your team... Well, let me rephrase that slywink, I seriously didn't see anything that everyone is speaking of at all... Confused   retard.
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 05:33:27 PM »

Quote from: Harpua3 on April 15, 2013, 05:17:37 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 10, 2013, 10:48:27 PM

I couldn't find the scene in question, all I saw was some freaky rat and a dude with a $ square on his head.  WTF.

Okay. I'm on your team... Well, let me rephrase that slywink, I seriously didn't see anything that everyone is speaking of at all... Confused   retard.

I finally saw it, you have to look really closely at the first two panels, on the TV ($) head guy, there is a frame of hot gay action.
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