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Apple Removes Barbie-like Plastic Surgery App After Internet Backlash

Apple’s app approval process must have been broken for this liposuction app to slip through – it’s a plastic surgery app marketed towards children ages 9 and older. Needless to say, this app description has all of the signals of an inappropriate product:

This unfortunate girl has so much extra weight that no diet can help her. In our clinic she can go through a surgery called liposuction that will make her slim and beautiful. We’ll need to make small cuts on problem areas and suck out the extra fat. Will you operate her, doctor?

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Released in the app store on January 6, 2014, the app somehow lasted for days until Everyday Sexism started a Twitter campaign to have the app removed.

 

 

This is not the first time apps have been removed for being inappropriate. The Make Me Asian App suffered the same fate when a petition for its removal garnered over 8,000 signatures on Change.org.

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