Apple Accidentally Censors iTunes UK Songs, Shows Dumb Political Correctness In the ProcessThanks to a f*****g stupid error, the iTunes Music Store in the UK has accidentally censored thousands of songs, albums, and artists' names. Innocent songs—like Danny Kaye's "I Thought I Saw A P***y Cat"—and not-so-innocent ones—like Nirvana's "Smells Like T**n Spirit"—have been asterisked by what an Apple spokeswoman has described as a "database glitch". Why "teen", "hot" or "Johnny" can be considered offensive, I really don't have a flying f**k, but things look rather silly in there: Apple Accidentally Censors iTunes UK Songs, Shows Dumb Political Correctness In the Process Yeah, definitely looks fucked up to me. Oops. According to Apple UK, the problem happened when they tried to censor potentially offensive words, and here is precisely where I get lost, because they were looking for "teen", "hot" or "Johnny". Hello? I understand a database glitch leading to innocent songs to be censored, but that word selection? For sure, the dick and the dyke in "D**k Van D**e" can be considered offensive by some, but the Johnny in "J****y Cash" or the hot in Avril Lavigne's "H*t"? Seems to me like a level of idiotic politically correct censorship that not even the FCC will apply here in the United States. [BBC News] Oh, and talking about censorship and the FCC, I just can't have enough of this one: Or this one, for that matter.