Just checked my Google alerts when I saw this little piece…
The creators of the hit Comedy Central series “South Park” have announced that Apple rejected their proposed iPhone application that would have allowed fans to watch episodes for free on their phones.
The application was announced last October and was submitted to Apple a couple of times for approval, according to Matt Stone and Trey Parker on their SouthParkStudios.com site. However, they reported, Apple rejected it as “potentially offensive.”
According to Parker and Stone, Apple told them the standards would evolve, citing that when iTunes first launched it didn’t sell any music with explicit lyrics.
Several bloggers speculated the move had less to do with content and more to do with profit, as uncensored “South Park” episodes are sold at the iTunes store for $1.99 each.
Source: Home Media Magazine
I love Apple, but I think it licks balls that the good people at South Park wanted to give us the gift of their dirty little show for free and Apple cockblocked the idea! I also love that they cited the “potentially offensive” nature of the show as the reason. Yes, because apparently you can’t buy anything offensive on iTunes, not “Freak-a-leek” or any of the other graphic songs out there. Oh wait, you totally CAN buy those things on iTunes… BUY being the operative word there. How lame! Give us free South Park or at least make a web browser that can play videos and handle flash so we can watch it off southparkstudios.com!
Another YouTube video I liked… this one’s a rather perfect parody of those MacBook Air commercials.
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