Apple takes down France Musique app over ‘adult content’

Apple takes down France Musique app over ‘adult content’


norman lebrecht

May 05, 2015

A programme on French public radio discussing Manet’s painting ‘Olympia’ was taken down by Apple, apparently because art discussions  are not suitable for general audiences.

Read Libération here.

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  • Theodore McGuiver says:

    Stunning stuff. You have to admire these people.

  • T-ARAFANBOY says:

    Kind of makes sense. Considering this age of great decadence we find ourselves in, God forbid any discussion on art, culture or anything that requires aesthetic discretion. Let’s just click and tweet our way through life, with or without the latest app…(-_-)

  • Max Grimm says:

    Bravo! For the next act, somebody should ban the Vienna Philharmonic from spreading their raffish filth about the world by broadcasting concerts given at the Musikverein. Dozens of bare golden breasts arrogantly pointing into the concert hall, taunting viewers and audience members, almost as to mock their upstanding morality. For shame!

    • John Borstlap says:

      Agreed….. All concerts I attended in the Musikverein were spoilt because of these breasts. I cannot remember ANY note played there.

  • Insert Real Name says:

    It is worse than that, I fear all this attention to aesthetic values distracts from the essential aim of life, which is to improve the profitability of our daily activities and that of the corporations which–God like–ensure ultimate happiness…

  • Milka says:

    It is all laughable … anyone see the latest vulgarity at the Met China show ….interesting
    discussion is taken down but sucking up to Chinese money and bad taste is written
    about at length …and who shows up with aesthetic values but Lang Lang.