I’ve always found it odd how strict Apple can be in banning apps that seem even remotely sexual in nature for all ages, while approving apps involving fighting and snipers for ages 12 and up... often times for ages 9 and up.
I think what I thought was they might raise the ages for violent apps, not approve a pole dancing app for 12-year-olds.
Macworld UK says some parents are outraged and I can’t say as I blame them. Still, since I don’t have kids of my own, I also can’t say I don’t find it funny. Because I kind of do.
“Pole Dancer Pro for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch was released in June,” says the piece, “and is described by the developers as an app that can transform its users into a ‘lap dancing sexpot,’ and inject ‘a new lease of life into bedroom fantasies,’ through lessons from pole dance instructor Jessica Jackson.”
Leading the charge against the app, Jo Squires, director of children’s charity BIG Ministries. She’s looking to have the app banned, which is wrong. Though I would up the age a bit. If it were me.
“I’m all for encouraging new ways of helping people to get fit,” says Squires. “But do we really want to create a generation of children who are fully equipped in, what the app describes as, the art of tease, erotic moves and seductive eye contact?”
The answer is “no.”
Just raise the appropriate age rating. And let the kids get back to pretend shooting people.