Thursday, January 16, 2014

Must not praise cosmetic surgery

A Twitter campaign against a children’s plastic surgery game that tells players that liposuction makes people ‘slim and beautiful’ forced Apple to remove the app from its platform last night.

More than 4,000 Twitter users rallied behind a women’s rights group that called the app sexist and damaging to young women’s self esteem.

The app, which could be downloaded from Apple iTunes, instructs children as young as nine to perform plastic surgery on the image of a woman who has ‘so much extra weight that no diet can help her’.

The game tells players they can help this ‘unfortunate girl’ by making cuts on problem areas and ‘suck out the extra fat’.

The women’s rights group, Everyday Sexism, posted the game on Twitter, urging users to complain to iTunes that the app encourages impressionable young women to develop body issues.

The app called ‘Plastic Surgery & Plastic Doctor & Plastic Hospital Office for Barbie version’ was released earlier this month by the developers Corina Game.

It is marketed at users aged nine and above due to ‘infrequent/ mild realistic violence’.



stinky said...

How about a game offering a chance to prescribe chill pills to the perpetually offended?

Anonymous said...

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