Apple Bans All Things Pepe Related On The App Store, Says It’s Offensive
(Last Updated On: June 10, 2017)

Guys, I think we need “for real talk” right now, because the autism level has reached a new low. Apple now has a ban system that does not allow anything Pepe related on the app store. The great purge of Pepe means no icons, apps or games on the App Store will be valid and will be taken down if it features our dank meme lord and savior Pepe.

The information regarding the great Pepe comes in by publication site Motherboard. The website reveals that any icon, app or game related to Pepe has since been removed from the App Store; eliminating the green meme from being used as an emoji or an Apple App store  presence on any “i-device”. The publication website did some research on said matter and had this to say:

“It is well within Apple’s right to reject whatever apps it wants to, but it does appear that the company more or less has adopted a blanket “no Pepe” policy. There are no apps in the App Store with Pepe in the title, and it does not appear in many meme apps and iMessage sticker packs (there are no Pepes in “MemeStickers,” for instance).

 

Meanwhile, the Google Play Store has Pepe Snap, Rare Pepe Clicker, Flappy Pepe, and Pepe Button, among several other Pepe apps. Pepes are indeed rare on iOS and can only be found hidden deep within other apps—there are two Pepes on the iMessage “That Feel” sticker pack, and a camera app called Instameme has Pepes as part of an add-on content bundle.”

The most recent Pepe debacle was sparked after a certain game by app/game developer Spirit Realm Games posted an entry on the App Store known as Pepe Scream, which was taken down prompting the publication site to do even more research on the matter.

“Pepe Scream was rejected for violating section 1.1 of Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines, which stipulates that apps cannot “include content that is offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust, or in exceptionally poor taste.” Spirit Realm Games appealed the decision, and Apple sent a follow up message identifying Pepe as the problem.”

According to the above, Pepe’s presence is now deemed as “offensive,” “insensitive,” “upsetting,” “intended to disgust,” and is “exceptionally poor taste.” However, it was later confirmed that the game itself, Pepe Scream, was not the only title to be removed in the great silent purge, but other Pepe related entries to the App Store via an update by the publication site.

Update: This post has been updated to note that games have been rejected for using Pepe in the past.”

So there you have it, a company, in this case Apple, is appalled by a few pixels of a certain green frog. It’s funny that instead of leaving it up to a user to use a personal filter to remove apps by tags and keywords for a specific i-device, they would instead ban hammer a fictional image/character due to its non-humanly existence that cannot harm anyone in real life in any form, fashion or way, because it is “offensive”.

I know some may say “get over it! It’s just one meme character you can’t use!!! Anyway, those Pepe games are crap!” Yes, but some people who own an i-device and like Pepe related stuff are now banned from submitting and/or downloading games or apps associated with said character without having an option to access that specific content.

What I’m trying to say here is that by banning things, in this case like Pepe, will only drive people away, and that this could have been avoided by adding additional features for individual users to customize what appears on the App Store will only stifle such uproars like the one going on regarding Pepe’s disappearance from the App Store.

But, then again, we are talking about the same company who banned the Binding of Isaac for child abuse and any Civil War app that featured the Confederate flag. And before you say “Oh, no! It was only apps that supported the Confederate flag.” Nope, that was after developers and users of the App Store complained that all apps featuring said flag were taken down did Apple retract and go through and take down “offensive” Confederate app related products and games.

So there you have it, Pepe will no longer be tolerated on the App Store anymore. With that said, you can read the full story over on motherboard.com.


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  • sandhillguy

    We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.

  • William Cricket
  • Dang this stinks! I am almost done w/a game that was going to include a couple Pepe related elements. Now I guess I have to remove them before pushing to Review… so lame. =(

  • Dang this stinks! I am almost done w/a game that was going to include a couple Pepe related elements. Now I guess I have to remove them before pushing to Review… so lame. =(

  • Ted Harrold

    “…The autism level…” rip fuckboi for using a feminist phrase that was employed as an insult to suggest male gamers lack social skills due to mental disabilities. And as the brother of an Asperber’s Syndrome sufferer, bitching and crying about a green few pixels makes you sound like a feminist, not to mention a fucking autistic.

  • Ted Harrold

    “…The autism level…” rip fuckboi for using a feminist phrase that was employed as an insult to suggest male gamers lack social skills due to mental disabilities. And as the brother of an Asperber’s Syndrome sufferer, bitching and crying about a green few pixels makes you sound like a feminist, not to mention a fucking autistic.

    • Is this a troll post? Because I honestly can’t tell… or are you just being an autist?

      • He’s obviously someone who doesn’t understand the difference between crying about a few green pixels (SJWs) and speaking up against censorship (Ethan).

    • Chippah

      REEEEEE!

  • Feli Aslan

    This is an attack against the sacred church of Kek. I call for a meme-jihad!

  • Feli Aslan

    This is an attack against the sacred church of Kek. I call for a meme-jihad!

  • Gary Sebben

    I think the definition of a cry baby is someone who can’t come up with their own shit, so they steal some other artist’s character and then try to put it in their own product in a commercial store. Then, when it’s rejected, they whine about the man bringing them down. It’s not your character. It’s not your idea. You don’t have permission to use it. What gives you any fucking right to complain?

    No, go, little boys, and wipe your tears on the cum stained tits of your anime fuck pillow.

  • Jackson_Johnson

    Humm. They don’t like me anymore. Android here I come (as much as I hate the leftist google)

    • If it’s any consolation, Apple is to the left of Google. So it would be an upgrade.

      • Jackson_Johnson

        Not much further left. Google was caught scaling pro-trump news during the election to bottom end search results. And actually, they still do it. Just click on the google news feed. There is NEVER a positive story about Trump, and they won’t display any alternative news. But your right. At least Google won’t ban your apps. At least not yet

        • Not much further left. Google was caught scaling pro-trump news during the election to bottom end search results. And actually, they still do it. Just click on the google news feed.

          Yeah they’re using an algorithmic filter (with a bit of a human touch). A lot of our stuff gets filtered out for some of the stupidest reasons (oftentimes that our news articles are “too long”). Anything not toeing the leftist line gets hit hard by Google and buried six pages deep.

        • Zeyd Bouzidi

          even tho trump was a good meme he’s a horrible president its just a choices between a retard and a hypocrite

          • Jackson_Johnson

            Yeah Zeyd it really sucks when you have a president trying to replace the un-affordable healthcare plan. My rates have doubled, and the deductible doubled under the current system, so illegals and fake refugees can get it for free.

            It also sucks the President is trying to stop the paid human trafficking, Deporting tax sucking people who are here illegally, downsizing the bloated government, getting the 20 trillion debt under control the former 3 administrations got us in to, pulling out of the money grubbing Paris accord fake carbon extortion scheme, and showing the country what a bunch of leftist retard’s CNN is.

          • Jackson_Johnson

            Yeah Zeyd it really sucks when you have a president trying to replace the un-affordable healthcare plan. My rates have doubled, and the deductible doubled under the current system, so illegals and fake refugees can get it for free.

            It also sucks the President is trying to stop the paid human trafficking, Deporting tax sucking people who are here illegally, downsizing the bloated government, getting the 20 trillion debt under control the former 3 administrations got us in to, pulling out of the money grubbing Paris accord fake carbon extortion scheme, and showing the country what a bunch of leftist retard’s CNN is.

          • Jackson_Johnson

            Yeah Zeyd it really sucks when you have a president trying to replace the un-affordable healthcare plan. My rates have doubled, and the deductible doubled under the current system, so illegals and fake refugees can get it for free.

            It also sucks the President is trying to stop the paid human trafficking, Deporting tax sucking people who are here illegally, downsizing the bloated government, getting the 20 trillion debt under control the former 3 administrations got us in to, pulling out of the money grubbing Paris accord fake carbon extortion scheme, and showing the country what a bunch of leftist retard’s CNN is.

  • Alpha Omega

    I find the concept behind Grinder (app for mothing but sex) to be offensive but Crapple still has it. Hmmmmmm.

  • Bamf

    This is a sad day for Pepe le Pew.

  • GTKRWN

    I guess Apple wanted to be the Phone for iCucks unironically. You know, the anti-corporation, anti-profit, tax the rich liberals that worship a giant corporation that uses overseas labor to make billions of dollars that they refuse to pay taxes on, while they Tweet about how working-class conservatives need to pay their “fair share.”

  • Maga

    The EFFECTS of Feminism on MEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OhODgNWrZk

  • Boycotting isn’t the answer anymore. Like virtually every other entertainment medium, there will ALWAYS be brain-dead normies using and buying the products. Not to mention the “don’t-care” brigade as well.

    The only sure-fire way to stop this crap is to completely get these leftist SJWs out of the staff and medium, and make sure that they’re not in charge.

    The other way is to create the trend showing that there is a market for Pepe and anti-SJWs (basically the other side), because more often than not the bosses, sponsors and investors are mindless corporate businessman who just care about the money and PR, and will do everything they can to please the loudest (SJWs, feminists, etc.) and prevent/stop them from complaining.

    Situations like this maintains and supports my belief that being a fence-sitting Moderate is a complete waste of time.

    • Bamf

      I understand your frustration, but I do believe boycotting is the answer.

      Look at the new Ghostbusters. Nobody saw it, because it was a piece of shit. People were turned off by the fact that it was a feminist movie, which made it divisive. Wonder Woman on the other hand hand showed that you could be feminine and a hero, and didn’t have any of the man-hating baggage attached.

      Marvel Comics is failing because of their political correctness, and is now canceling many of those offending titles.

      Mass Effect Andromeda was a huge embarrassment for EA, and you can be sure that they don’t want to lose more money.

      These idiots are even canabal each other now: Cathy Griffin, Bill Maher, & Reza Aslan are just the most recent examples.

      Have faith my friend 🙂

      • And here’s why the boycotts worked with these mediums:

        It worked because anti-SJWs actually spoke up, got aggressive, made people aware of the fact that the mediums were feminist garbage, and attacked back at the SJW parasites. That’s why significant boycotts took place.

        It was all about getting the message out there and making normies aware of the fact that the mediums you mentioned were full of feminist rubbish and how it was bad for entertainment media.

        This kind of boycotting has only been fairly recent in the last year or so, and it’s all to do with people actually speaking up, getting aggressive and pushing back against the cancer that is Social Justice.

        If it were up to a Moderate, he/she would just on the fence and say something like “oh Marvel Comics is so bad now, but we must not attack them, just let them carry on, we are the good guys”, which means nothing ever gets done.

        You also have to remember that there is a difference between an actual medium (such as a movie or a comic) and an App Store service. People boycott the new Ghostbusters movie because they know exactly what it is. But an App Store is a digital store service which can contain hundreds of different products. People will still use it.

  • SevTheBear

    This is why you are on Android. Fuck Apple 😉

  • MLGBob26

    For fucks shake it’s only a cartoon frog how could be offensive or harmful to anybody?

  • Envy Noson

    Jokes on you, I don’t us apple.

  • durka durka

    The point of pepe is defiance, to tell people i dont care about your shit.

    “insensitive”

    You godamn right it is, thats what pepe is, a frog defying your dominance and authoritarianism. Its not a “alt right symbol” if it was the 90s they would use it against republicans.

    How the fuck the idea of beinge a rebel has been taken over by the radical left and turned into being a “sensitive” progressive CUCK…how did that happen?

    Back in the old days rebels were tought they said fuck the system and they would have none of your shit. What defines “rebels” nowadays is to be a femminst, progressive sjw CUCK….also antifa and a professional activist…with neon hair.

    Fuck man this generation is fucked.

    • Fuck man this generation is fucked.

      I’m so glad I’m not a kid who has to grow up going to the SJW schools and having to deal with SJW leaders heading into office in the upcoming gen. Those kids lives are screwed forever and they will be funked into cuckhood.

      • durka durka

        That is if the west survives.

        • Disqusted

          Soros is betting against that.

      • RichardGristle

        I would have been suspended on a weekly basis had I gone to high school during this PROGRESS era.

    • Andrew

      Here here!

  • Kiryu

    Apple offends me,can we ban them?

  • Horrorstorm

    Apple can suck a dick.

  • Vrenna

    Bye Apple, may the power of market competition replace you.

    • Unfortunately there will always be mindless normies buying their products.

      These are usually the same normies that suck up and swallow whatever the mainstream media feeds them. So they probably believe all that “Pepe is an alt-right Nazi misogynistic hate movement symbol” garbage.

      • Zeyd Bouzidi

        well we need a company like apple because not every one is capable of take that much freedom they are just so retarded and simple minded

  • MONAD

    And thus, I officially stop wanting to buy Apple products. Meme Jihad Now!

  • Only fools support apple anyway.

  • RichardGristle

    Those fucking morons censored anything that used the confederate flag as well, for a time at least. This included – yes – even civil war games.

    Apple truly is a company by retards for retards.

  • Migi

    Fearing a animated frog, The world sure is getting more stupider at a faster pace than expected. But then again the world is run by morons nowadays.

    • GTKRWN

      Only the left side of the world, friend. Not all of us are yelling at cartoon frogs while hiding inside our puppy-filled liberal college safe-spaces.

      • Migi

        Sadly the majority is the left, Everytime you hope common sense comes back with the right it keeps getting pushed back.
        But in general the western world has adobted this lame idea that we need to repair the whole world while others just sit back abd exploit it.

        Also right side also has its nutjobs its just right now they are making more sense all of a sudden.

        • Testament

          The left is not the majority. The longer we go without the left in control, the more people get red pilled and wake up. Their numbers are actually getting smaller with each scheme that gets exposed.

          • Migi

            Manspreading is now banned in spain. Not to mention Englands ellection has been showing the scale going to the left again because most ppl are afraid of change and because of that fear they run back towards their safe space that is the left.

            There is too much fear spreading in the media and ppl nowadays have been to pandered to with the wellfare state ppl have forgotten that it will eventually come to an end.

          • Yeah but look at the BS that the Tories want to pull… it’s worse than anything the left has proposed.

          • Migi

            I don’t think the Tories tried to censor the internet for the simple reason the U.S wants to control the internet.

            I do however think one way or the other Internet will be censored, and we can all point fingers at our government while the real culprit will be Islam cause all this is brought about by their constant killing of non-believers.

            Our western value are slowly but surely fading anyways.
            Everytime you read the news there are Islamic value pushed upon us and even their crimes get covered up.
            Just look at BBC covering up Islamic attacks.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FoOH-Qk740

          • Zeyd Bouzidi

            they are using it as an excuses to remove our freedom of speech they should also ban its over 9000 because it’s offensive to bold people

          • Migi

            It’s ture that they are using them as an excuse but that’s only cause pl won’t criticise Islame and that the freedoms really are taken away because of it or else there would be no valid reason.

          • Migi

            It’s ture that they are using them as an excuse but that’s only cause pl won’t criticise Islame and that the freedoms really are taken away because of it or else there would be no valid reason.

          • Migi

            It’s ture that they are using them as an excuse but that’s only cause pl won’t criticise Islame and that the freedoms really are taken away because of it or else there would be no valid reason.

          • Zeyd Bouzidi

            they are using it as an excuses to remove our freedom of speech they should also ban its over 9000 because it’s offensive to bold people

          • The longer we go without the left in control

            Yeah you’re right.

            The left only has complete control of mainstream media, news media, academia, education, politics, government, entertainment media, TV, campaigns, activism, news outlets, magazines, etc., they even have influential control of the EU and United Nations as well.

            The left are not in control, not even the slightest.

        • GTKRWN

          The left isn’t the majority. The left are just the loudest, while controlling a majority of the Jewish media to amplify only their voices.

    • Zeyd Bouzidi

      cough cough trump (you had a choices between a great retarded leader president such as trump or a fucking idiot trying be funny ending up ridicules and banning a meme cause he’s a butt hurt hypocrite)

      • Migi

        It’s not trump yu moron considering he is less butthurt then all those leftisti liberal that made a media circus out of Pepe cause they felt offended and thought he was a symbol for white supremacy.

      • Migi

        It’s not trump yu moron considering he is less butthurt then all those leftisti liberal that made a media circus out of Pepe cause they felt offended and thought he was a symbol for white supremacy.

      • Migi

        It’s not trump yu moron considering he is less butthurt then all those leftisti liberal that made a media circus out of Pepe cause they felt offended and thought he was a symbol for white supremacy.

    • Zeyd Bouzidi

      cough cough trump (you had a choices between a great retarded leader president such as trump or a fucking idiot trying be funny ending up ridicules and banning a meme cause he’s a butt hurt hypocrite)

  • GodBowser

    What do you expect since an amount of Apple users are SJW hipster cry babies and didn’t Apple ban Gab from their app store as well

    • MONAD

      Yep. They did ban Gab.

    • Tristen AB Walkes

      Wasn’t the point of Gab to be a “safe space” for FoS?
      These people, these sjws, are so disgusting

    • Tristen AB Walkes

      Wasn’t the point of Gab to be a “safe space” for FoS?
      These people, these sjws, are so disgusting

  • Disqusted

    Apple is offensive. They must now ban themselves and f**k off forever.

  • If you want a vision of the future, just imagine                                            .

  • derram

    This is one culture being purged.

  • giygas
  • tajlund

    I was an apple user when I was a kid. I loved the apple ii. Around the time of the Mac I started to see that apple was headed a bad direction. I could get a PC and customize all the parts and do whatever I felt like, the mac was a “do not touch” system. Nothing could be altered in any way. It’s only gotten worse through the years. I won’t touch an Apple product with a ten foot pole anymore (unless someone pays me to troubleshoot one, happens more than you might think). Apple has taken the “walled garden” concept and turned it into a prison. I might dislike google for a lot of reasons but they are far more free speech tolerant with their Play store. Plus there are so many android systems out there you can customize, root, and alter to your hearts content.

    • Disqusted

      Yeah, I used Apple II and some black and white Macs when I was little. Seemed fine back then.

      I hate Apple now, because they like to take control away from the end user for the sake of simplicity. Same goes for any similar companies. I hate modern shit being automated against my will when I used to be able to easily do exactly what I wanted in a few seconds.

      I also hate that simple people get off on Apple’s simplicity because it makes them feel “cool”, futuristic and “progressive”. Brand shit is disgusting.

      • tajlund

        Yep, I hate dealing with Apple users now. They always go on about how superior their phones and tablets are. “So, you can customize them?”. “No”. “You can overclock them?” “No.” “You can install any apps you want without any problems?” “No”. “Then what the hell is so great?” “They’re so simple!”

        GTFO

        • Zeyd Bouzidi

          well some people dont deserve nor understand free just like AI they like every thing fed to them with a spoon hell they need some one to open their mouth for them
          to be honest they really have to stick to apple since androids are a way to overwhelming for their simple minds that cant handle any choices they need some one to make their own choices for them

  • Element

    Looks like Apple foolishly believes the ADL and the MM.

  • totenglocke

    Friends don’t let friends use Apple products.