Grace Robinson September 14, 2011
Despite the fact that the popular ABC program is named after a Bee Gees song, the word ‘spick’ is often used as a racial slur in the US against people of Latin American descent, the Herald Sun reports.
The ABC has pleaded with iTunes to revoke its decision to change the app’s name to S***ks and Specks, after it leapt to No.1 position on the Australian entertainment app chart over the weekend.
The broadcaster’s argument lies in the fact that iTunes is a global platform and its automatic censorship of potentially offensive words to Americans should be reconsidered – in this case – for an Australian audience.
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