Puritanism has come to google.

quimacama

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They have made me change the character of my app, for shameless. :(

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Issue: Violation of Metadata policy. We don't allow apps with misleading, irrelevant, excessive, or inappropriate metadata, including but not limited to the app's description, developer name, title, icon, screenshots, and promotional images.

The information in your store listing is accessible by all users (signed-in or not) and must be appropriate for all audiences. Inappropriate text, if critical to the description of your app, must be censored within the store listing (for example, by using asterisks). Imagery must be suitable for a general audience or removed from your store listing.

The flagged content in your store listing (including the description, title, icon, screenshots, video, and/or promotional images) relates to:

  • Real-life, simulated, or fantasy subjects portrayed with:
    • Clothing that provides excessively tight, or minimal coverage of breasts, buttocks, or genitalia
 

udg

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Was it the obscene starfish posture? :)
 

udg

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I don't think it's an Americans vs. Europeans attitude matter. Unfortunately we live in a world where human stupidity prevailed, so Google had to follow lawyers advice at the cost to look ridiculous in order to avoid eventual lawsuits. You will argue that nobody could suit you for such an image, but the world is bigger than our own yard and eventually someone could do it (and even find a judge for a favorable verdict...).
Irony and sarcasm are our best weapons.
 

sorex

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no kidding.

I wonder what they will do with Disney apps (if they have any) like Little Mermaid, Alladin etc. It's the same thing.
 

AnandGupta

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With my sheltered upbringing I have no idea what a 'hooter' is. Was it the audible approach warning device on a model T Ford?
Well, with our mature age, we can not explain it to you, until you reach adult age :)

Regards,

Anand
 

scsjc

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My God,

I have already faced the same problem several times, and google is getting over the scratch.

In the near future, in google when they look for the word "porn", that will appear in results?
Because today ... it is AWESOME ..... they would have to close GOOGLE !!! to comply with its own law

:)
 

LucaMs

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I agree with Google.

You should also close the mouth of the Mermaid... you can have bad thoughts about it!

Immoral! Dissolute!




:p
 

netsistemas

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Evident!!,

You have paint a penis that is too big for a fish.
 

IanMc

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What a charming cast of characters, you definitely have a lot of talent.

So I read that bit:
Real-life, simulated, or fantasy subjects portrayed with:
  • Clothing that provides excessively tight, or minimal coverage of breasts, buttocks, or genitalia
and using the filter of my old-man's dirty mind I think that the problem might be the vague vertical line that you've drawn on the lower half of the mermaid.
It might suggest to old men with dirty minds that it is in fact a human girl with a skimpy see-through suit and no knickers.
If you remove that line I think it will no-longer look like a see-through outfit and will keep the charm of your character.

In my defense I was baffled at first as to what Google could possibly find offensive about your artwork.
 

Martin Larsen

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It's ridiculous. The mermaid is actually very cute.

It could be the line between her breasts that "tickles" Google.
 
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