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Pepe Is Banned From the Apple App Store ( 291

An anonymous reader shares a report: The rarest pepe is one found on the iOS App Store, and now we know why: Apple has categorized the meme frog as "objectionable content" and has rejected an app called Pepe Scream, Motherboard confirmed. "Your app contains images and references of Pepe the Frog, which are considered objectionable content," an Apple App Review Board employee named Nicole wrote in a rejection notice to Spirit Realm Games, the developer of Pepe Scream. "It would be appropriate to remove the references and revise the images in your app." MrSnrhms, a developer for Spirit Realm Games, gave Motherboard temporary access to the team's iOS developer account, which showed that Apple did indeed reject the app because it contains Pepe, a cartoon frog that has been increasingly associated with the alt-right. Also read: Pepe the Frog Is Dead.
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Pepe Is Banned From the Apple App Store

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  • by fredrated ( 639554 ) on Friday June 09, 2017 @01:55PM (#54586683) Journal

    How could he even go to the Apple App Store?

  • by liquid_schwartz ( 530085 ) on Friday June 09, 2017 @02:03PM (#54586739)
    Apple likes to ban things and hasn't figured out that when the country is fairly evenly split no matter what side you take you lose customers. They quickly reversed course last time after the hysteria over confederate flags. Target is suffering from this as we speak but will likely not change course having painted themselves into a corner.

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    • by Opportunist ( 166417 ) on Friday June 09, 2017 @02:08PM (#54586787)

      Target should have known their target audience better. When your only sales argument is your low, low price, your target audience is probably not the hipster crowd.

  • by thegarbz ( 1787294 ) on Friday June 09, 2017 @02:09PM (#54586793)

    Tim will keep you safe. No one will hurt your feelings here.

  • by WaffleMonster ( 969671 ) on Friday June 09, 2017 @02:19PM (#54586885)

    Censorship is unacceptable.

  • Easy (Score:5, Insightful)

    by DontBeAMoran ( 4843879 ) on Friday June 09, 2017 @02:51PM (#54587141)

    Make Pepe gay. Apple will be struggling internally and won't be able to decide if it should be banned or accepted.

    • by Ksevio ( 865461 )
      And at the same time the alt-right will get disgusted with themselves for meming a gay frog and then it won't be a hate symbol anymore!
      • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

        by harrkev ( 623093 )

        Funny how the alt-right seems to support Milo Yiannopoulos, and he is very openly gay.

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