This may be a strange image, but nothing too offensive. But under that tiny little dot is the blowjob that launched a thousand censorships.
After seeing the graphic image of a homosexual act, Apple comic book app Comixology chose to ban the sale of this issue of the comic book Saga from iPhones and iPads.
The controversial panel features a robot guy whose head is a TV screen (don't ask us, just read the book), and on that TV screen there is a drawing of gay sex.
But since Apple isn't usually in the habit of banning graphic violence or sexual material in its media, this definitely has raised more than a few eyebrows- and questions of homophobia!
Well, this time it seems the public outcry has turned things around! Comixology released a statement less than two days after the news of the ban broke. They said:
"As a partner of Apple, we have an obligation to respect its policies for apps and the books offered in apps…
After hearing from Apple this morning, we can say that our interpretation of its policies was mistaken. You’ll be glad to know that Saga #12 will be available on our App Store app soon."
They went on to apologize for the misunderstanding! Good call! If art like this can be censored so easily, we are scared for the future!
Maybe not for a future where guys have TVs for heads or anything, but still!
To see what all the hubbub was about, you can see the NSFW uncensored image …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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