Apple Enables Prostitutes & Rich Guys With The “Sugar Sugar” iPhone App
When it comes to pimping and prostitution, there are a lot of overused sayings such as “It ain’t trickin’ if you got it,” and “it’s hard out here for a pimp.” Apple seems to be making it a lot easier to trick and pimp by allowing an app from the dating service Sugar Sugar. Sounds harmless enough, right?
Sugar Sugar, however, is not your usual dating site. Its M.O. is to connect older wealthy men or at least those with money to spend on girls “sugar daddies” with young ladies who are willing to trade themselves for certain gifts or sums of money. While this isn’t exactly prostitution, it certainly is objectification.
Why is this app coming under fire? There is a fairly strict approval process each app must go through before it makes it to the Apple App Store. How did this one slip through the cracks? Is it possible some of the high-rollers at Apple are looking for young, willing and eager participants like the ones the app helps people to find?
To further prove how unusual it is this app is actually been approved, look at a few of the guidelines Apple has set up for potential apps.
16.1 Apps that present excessively objectionable or crude content will be rejected
18.1 Apps containing pornographic material, defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “explicit descriptions or displays of sexual organs or activities intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings”, will be rejected
18.2 Apps that contain user generated content that is frequently pornographic (ex “Chat Roulette” apps) will be rejected
22.1 Apps must comply with all legal requirements in any location where they are made available to users. It is the developer’s obligation to understand and conform to all local laws
22.3 Apps that solicit, promote, or encourage criminal or clearly reckless behavior will be rejected
It seems at least a few of these points should’ve called for this app to be scrapped. Instead, it’s coming soon for all of the high rollers and willing PYTs out there. I guess it’s really not trickin’ if you got it.
Source: Digital Life