Millions of South Park fans holding out hope for the release of the widely anticipated iPhone app are left heart broken today after creators announced that Apple has rejected their app for inclusion in the iTunes App Store. The South Park app has been completed for sometime now according to a report by Boing Boing.
"We first announced our iPhone App back in October, after we submitted the Application to Apple for approval. After a couple of attempts to get the application approved, we are sad to say that our app has been rejected. According to Apple, the content was 'potentially offensive.' " a South Park spokesperson told Boing Boing via email.
Most would imagine the extremely raw humor of South Park was doomed to make an iPhone debut right from the start. How can jokes about Tom Cruise being gay ever become part of iPhone history? I was much more in favor of a simple Terrance and Phillip farting app which will probably never happen now.
Though South Park episodes are sold for download via iTunes, an iPhone app is another thing entirely. I'm not exactly sure why that is. Apple did offer creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone a nifty consolation prize of hope as they were ass-kicked out the back door of the App Store.
"Apple did admit that the standards would evolve, citing that when iTunes first launched it didn't sell any music with explicit lyrics. At this point, we are sad to say, the app is dead in the water." a South Park spokesperson said.
It's rumored that an online memorial service for the late South Park iPhone app will be held at Southparkstudios.com immediately following the Comedy Central season premiere of South Park on March 11th (check your local listings for show times). Send all sympathy e-cards and virtual flowers to the South Park Fan Blog, care of Production Assistant, Gary Martinez
Screw you guys, I'm going home!