Awful plastic surgery app for girls gets the chop

15 January 2014

Apart from perhaps an app telling you how to dismember a body and bury it in some wasteland, there can be few things more heinous than the catchily named ‘Plastic Surgery and Plastic Doctor and Plastic Hospital Office for Barbie’ game.

barbie app

Aimed at NINE year old girls, who are already being hothoused to think that they’re fat and worthless, the ‘fun’ app features an ‘unfortunate girl’ who is so hideous that only surgery can help her. Then, with a swipe of your finger, you can cut up her face and body and suck out all that gross fat.

But thanks to a Twitter campaign by the pressure group Everyday Sexism, Apple has agreed to lipo suck the app off iTunes and consign it to the digital dustbin. Over 4000 Twitter users railed against the app developed by a company called Corina Game, calling on Apple to withdraw it immediately. While Apple didn’t comment, the game was deleted from the App Store last night.

Over on Android, it turned out that you could also buy a similar plastic surgery app, which featured a woman called Barbara who 'liked to eat a lot of burgers and chocolates and found that she is ugly.
Today plastic surgeon is going to make operation on her body and face in order to return cute Barbara’s look. She is afraid of all of this.’

Ha ha! Fear! Knives! Mutilation! What a fun game for little girls, eh? After Everyday Sexism found out about that too, Google also quietly removed the app from Google Play, but not before it had been downloaded nearly 1 million times.

Perhaps Apple and Google need to pay a little bit more attention to some of the garbage they're peddling in their app stores?

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Social Media

6 comments

  • Han S.
    And yet an app where women rate men is ok? http://company.onlulu.com/
  • Han S.
    And yet an app where women rate men is ok? company.onlulu.com/
  • Slow H.
    @ Han Solo Yes, that's fine. Sexism hasn't been about equality for 30 years; it's about dominance. Women get their own ministerial office, Fathers4Justice get jailed. And if anybody complains about that, well they're sexist and they should be jailed too.
  • Tim
    Barbara ‘liked to eat a lot of burgers and chocolates and found that she is ugly." Well, yes, that'll happen. I don't see the problem is in telling kids that eating healthily is a pretty good idea.
  • jim
    It's a shit game but I downloaded it in protest.
  • Red M.
    i wanked over it

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