Oscar Wilde Censored by App Store

Yep, it had to happen: Apple’s App Store, that well known protector of public morals, has decided that one of the world’s greatest ever writers needs to be censored.

Belgian artist Tim Bouden created a graphic novel back in 2001; this was based upon the Oscar Wilde play, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’. Bouden turned the play into a gay satire by replacing originally female roles with males.

The App Store couldn’t originally see the joke, however, and initially banned the app of a comic adaptation of Wilde’s story.

They’ve now since relented, and the uncensored app is now available.

More at http://www.switched.com/2010/06/16/apple-censors-oscar-wilde-comic-over-gay-kiss-realizes-how-dumb/