App Store Pulls ‘Barbie’ Plastic-Surgery App Following Backlash

Apple’s App Store pulled a Barbie-inspired plastic-surgery app on Tuesday, following intense backlash fueled in part by a Twitter campaign.

The game, which launched last week and was rated for children 9 and older, walked players through the graphic steps of liposuction that must be performed on an “unfortunate girl” to make her “slim and beautiful.”

The dubious steps included injecting anesthetic, making incisions with a scalpel and suctioning out fat with a pump. This process was then repeated multiple times on Barbie’s different “problem areas.”

“This unfortunate girl has so much extra weight that no diet can help her. In our clinic she can go through a surgery called liposuction that will make her slim and beautiful. We’ll need to make small cuts on problem areas and suck out the extra fat. Will you operate her, doctor?”

more details here:

App Store Pulls ‘Barbie’ Plastic-Surgery App Following Backlash.