New applications encourage kids to do plastic surgery on ugly womenBy Mason White 3:02 PM January 20, 2014
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By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) Young children can now act as “doctors” to perform “surgery” on ugly women.
Two new applications have caused outrage, as many parents feel that this application is sending the wrong message to their children.
The two iTunes applications encourage young girls to find imperfections and perform virtual plastic surgery on “ugly” women.
Now, the application that is called “Plastic Surgery & Plastic Doctor & Plastic Hospital Office for Barbie,” was cancelled.
The firestorm began after the activist group Everyday Sexism, started a Twitter campaign asking Apple to pull the offensive application from iTunes.
Thousands of Twitter users rallied behind the campaign before it was taken off iTunes, just one week after it was launched.
The application taught girls about liposuction and encouraged them to perform it on a blond avatar.
“This unfortunate girl has a lot of extra weight that no diet can help,” the application stated.
“In our clinic, you can go through a surgery called liposuction that will make her slim and beautiful. We’ll need to make small cuts in the problem areas and to suck out the extra fat. Will you operate on her, doctor?” The application said.
This application has been removed from the market. However, there is a similar application that is still on the iTunes store.
This one features a woman named Barbara, who likes to eat a lot of burgers and chocolates, which made her fat and ugly.
“Today, the plastic surgeon is going to operate on her body and face in order to return Barbara’s cute looks,” the application tells girls.