iTunes Political Correctness Gone Mad

This is utterly ridiculous… I just noticed that iTunes, in its wisdom, has replaced the cover artwork of The Pros and Cons of Hitch-hiking (Roger Waters) with a version where the woman has a black block across her bum, thus:


How ludicrous can political correctness get?

A bum looks like this (for the benefit of Apple’s censors, who clearly have trouble with this concept):real

And while we’re at it, they don’t even offer me artwork for Indelibly Stamped (Supertramp). Guys, it looks like this, with tits:stamped


9 Responses to iTunes Political Correctness Gone Mad

  1. Pete says:

    That is very sad.

    I don’t even know what iTunes is, but it’s probably run by the same people who bring us BBC Entertainment.

  2. Ulaca says:

    Looking at that picture I’m still trying to work out the cons of hitch-hiking.

  3. Don says:

    In America, that black box was put over her butt on the cover within a week of the record coming out. My brother bought Pros and Cons the day it came out, and his cover was uncensored, but very quickly those black barred versions turned up. I have a sealed, uncensored copy I bought off Ebay, and I also have a cassette version.

  4. skreader says:

    I don’t think it’s “political correctness” it looks to me like old-fashioned censorship against naked bodies.

  5. Phil says:

    the political loons are trying to close down any expression of our ‘human-ness’ ! This is crazy, what’s next on their list ?

  6. Slacks says:

    It’s neither censorship nor political correctness from iTunes !
    It’s just YOUR IGNORANCE of history, and you should learn a little more before barking.
    At the time of its release in the US, during the 80’s (sorry, don’t remember the date and time …) the original album of Roger Waters was rapidly modified, because it simply infringed the law in the US. It’s as simple as this.
    iTunes or any “censorship” has nothing to do with this. If you prefer the original cover, just google it …

  7. Alldaywatcher says:

    Slacks, if that’s true then it’s even worse.
    A law against art nude. How sad.

  8. Don says:

    Release date in the U.S. was May 7, 1984. Amusing that Slack had time to hit the caps lock to type “YOUR IGNORANCE” but not to look that date up.
    I’ve come up with a word — anonymosity — to describe the random rudeness on the net.

  9. smog says:

    Indeed – and enshrining censorship in law doesn’t stop it being censorship. It is one of the rather sad facets of American society that they have such hangups about the human body.

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