Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Plastic surgery app for nine-year-olds sparks outrage on Twitter | Technology | theguardian.com

Plastic surgery app for nine-year-olds sparks outrage on Twitter | Technology | theguardian.com

Apple and Google are facing a backlash from social media users for promoting cartoon plastic surgery apps to children as young as nine.
Messages on Twitter spoke of disgust over an iTunes game which shows a smiling cartoon character named Barbie about to go under the knife. Users of the app are placed in the role of a liposuction doctor.
The blurb for the app, created by Corina Rodriquez, reads: "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??"...
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