iTunes gets briefly c**sored
A bug on the iTunes Music Store in the UK last Friday unnecessarily censored a bunch of words that even your grandma wouldn’t consider naughty, including “bum”, “teen”, “johnny” and “skank”. Interestingly “gay” was permitted through, but “lesbian” wasn’t.
The censored tracks were available to buy as normal, but the offending words were starred out, so Wheatus’ big hit became “T**nage Dirtbag” and users could buy songs by “J****y Cash”. A spokesman for iTunes told the BBC that they did not know why their software was suddenly picking up on so many extra words. How very reassuring.
iTunes (via CMU Daily)
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The image used on the original BBC story was hilarious – until they spotted it!
Haha, Kunt & The Gang. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing. I love b3ta but haven’t read it in a little while. Need to get back into it.