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Apple and Google slammed for promoting plastic surgery apps to children

Published on Jan 15, 2014 8:16 PM

APPLE and Google have stirred up a storm online as social media users slammed them for promoting cartoon plastic surgery apps to children.

Angry netizens took to Twitter to lash out at the companies for two apps that urge users to operate on cartoon girls to make them beautiful.

Apple's app, created by Corina Rodriquez, features a smiling cartoon character named Barbie who is about to go under the knife and users of the app take on the role of a liposuction doctor, The Guardian reported.

The blurb for the app reads: "This unfortunate girl has so much extra weight that no diet can help her. In our clinic she can go through a surgery called liposuction that will make her slim and beautiful. We'll need to make small cuts on problem areas and suck out the extra fat. Will you operate her, doctor??"

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