Saga #12 Banned from Apple Store Due to Gay Sex Scenes

Brian K. Vaughn's Saga #12 gets banned from Apple Store due to graphic sex scenes...

It appears Apple has further attacked the comic book industry in an attempt to keep M rated comics out of their storefront, as the company has banned Saga #12 from Brian K. Vaughn from the Apple Store.

Saga #12 contains two small images of gay sex, which apparently is too much for Apple’s audience, according to Apple.

Vaughn won’t change his book, though, and is standing his ground.  Vaughn says, “everything we put into the book is there to advance our story, not (just) to shock or titillate.”

Apple censoring something? Go figure!

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What are your thoughts on Saga #12’s ban?  Is it art, or pornography?

**UPDATE** Comixology released a press statement to clarify:

To our customers –

In the last 24 hours there has been a lot of chatter about Apple banning Saga #12 from our Comics App on the Apple App Store due to depictions of gay sex. This is simply not true, and we’d like to clarify.

As a partner of Apple, we have an obligation to respect its policies for apps and the books offered in apps. Based on our understanding of those policies, we believed that Saga #12 could not be made available in our app, and so we did not release it today.

We did not interpret the content in question as involving any particular sexual orientation, and frankly that would have been a completely irrelevant consideration under any circumstance.

Given this, it should be clear that Apple did not reject Saga #12.

After hearing from Apple this morning, we can say that our interpretation of its policies was mistaken. You’ll be glad to know that Saga #12 will be available on our App Store app soon.

We apologize to Saga creator Brian K. Vaughn and Image Comics for any confusion this may have caused.

All the best,

 

David SteinbergerCEO and co-foundercomiXology

Source: TUAW

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