Wowzers at Apple? They're censoring the work "SUCK" now.

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    Chundles

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    Have a look, on the US iTunes store there is a song called "Life would suck without..." by Kelly Clarkson. I don't know the full name because I can't be stuffed clicking on it. Dennis Leary also has something called "Why we Suck."

    On both of these tracks the word "suck" is censored as "S**k" the same as "F**k" is on most things.

    Only on the US store though, the Aussie store is there in all it's glory but then you can put "Bullsh*t" on the front page of our national papers uncensored so it's no big deal.

    Any comments? Political correctness gone too far? I think so.
     
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    ezekielrage_99

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    Why am I tempted to post

    "Yeah, Moe, that team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked!"

    On the iTunes store on the Simpsons page :confused:
     
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    Gyrferret

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    Perhaps it's just apple being precautious because of the use of the word in the title of a song. And maybe there's a parent out there that sues apple for exposing their child to the word prematurely....

    ya' never know....
     
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    Chundles

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    Nope, even in the US where apparently it's never someone's own fault something happens, it's always the other person's and you should always sue them, the idea that the word "suck" is offensive is preposterous.

    Next they'll be giving the asterix treatment to the words "job" and "hole" and "crevice" etc.

    I just don't understand it but then we can show any Gordon Ramsey show uncensored as long as it starts after 9:30pm. I don't think you can do that in the Puritanical States of America.

    OK, that was a bit harsh...
     
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    EricNau

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    Well, that s**ks.


    EDIT: ...What? MacRumors is censoring it too?! :mad:



    :p
     
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    First of all, you stole my thunder on this since I posted on it last night. But I digress! :)

    I found it odd that "Suck" was censored in Kelly Clarkson's song title while "Hell" wasn't in the All-American Rejects song that is No. 2 on the list. What the suck?

    Yes, some sucky parent would probably sue, even though it's their responsibility what suck their kids can see. We can show war on the news, but don't let the kids hear a bad word!!!!! Also, I've never figured out what you can say "god" and "damn" but not those two back-to-back. Same goes with "ass" and "hole." What the suck?

    Speaking of censorship, I can't stand these stupid edited versions of music videos. I would like to buy Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't A Scene, It's an Arms Race," but only the clean version is available. If some crappy rapper can sing about jazz or whatever in his pants, can we not get uncut music videos?
     
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    http://www.apple.com/startpage/
    this is my home page and it's not censored there, I clicked on the song's name and my itunes store doesn't censor it either.
     
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    The Web site doesn't censor it, but the iTunes Store does. Sounds like some shady non-censoring deal you Italians have going on. That sucks.
     
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    The poor people who live in S****horpe are used to forums/web sites censoring it's name.
     
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    Really? I'd have thought Australia was far more draconian in it's censorship given the amount of games that are banned/toned down and the recent trials for a national net filter.
     
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    I used to used that word a lot but in some circles, I guess people find it offensive - as I *think* it's meaning stems from the Adult Industry.... :eek:
     
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    Funny, in the Top Songs list it's not censored.
     
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    Ironic, considering that "sucking" is one of the first things a child does.

    Sadly, I find that true for American newspapers as well; most of what is put on the front page is "Bullsh*t".
     
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    I first noticed that probably about a year ago - there's a South Park episode named "Summer Sucks", with it changed to "s***s". I figured they were just going with "better safe than sorry" because it was South Park, but if they censor "sucks" everywhere else, and "hell" isn't censored (though I'm fine with that), then there's definitely something sucky going on.
     
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    Tom B.

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    Maybe it's a 'database glitch' like iTunes UK had a couple of months ago:
     
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    I saw a while ago a podcast for abridged childrens versions of classic novels. Amongst them was "Moby D**k."
     
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    No, Australia is pretty free and easy when it comes to showing boobs and swearwords on TV (after a certain hour).

    The videogame debacle is due to ONE state Attorney-General (looking at you, South Australia) who refuses to allow an 18+ (R) classification for games - the law requires agreement of all state attorneys-general before classifications can be changed. Sucks.

    As for the net filter - it won't happen - there has already been a massive backlash against it, with very little public support for what will block an unspecified number of unspecified websites - no one here trusts the government to decide what we should and shouldn't see.
     
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    Yeah i saw that and I thought it was s**t at first but then I saw the k...

    ChrisN
     
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    This would allow for the very appropriate complaint letter:

     
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    Gyrferret

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    Ironic indeed, as people s**king leads to children sometimes.

    But, again, it's all about use. Like the episode of Southpark, where S**t is made uncensored.

    I stepped in s**t: :D

    Mike's a piece of s**t: :(
     
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    haha, thanks for that.
     
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    For those who care, it's no longer censored on the iTunes store. I guess Apple sucked it up and unbleeped the song title. :D
     

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