A group of concerned members religious sects – Concerned Members of Religious Sects of America – announced today that it has lodged a formal complaint with Apple over some of the buttons in iTunes, claiming they are lewd and unsuitable for software that might be used by children or those easily susceptible to cases of the vapors.
The group specifically listed Shuffle and Repeat, which it said “clearly depict acts of intercourse.”
“Look at that!” said pastor Rob Robbins of the Church of the Unironic Word in Corpus Christi, Texas, pointing at the Shuffle button. “It’s filthy! Is that a penis? What is that? Two penises intertwined? I’m not sure, but there’s definitely a penis in there somewhere.
“The other one is obviously two people in a 69,” Robbins said of the Repeat button. “Anybody can see that.
“And then there’s that eye icon way over there on the right… watching the whole thing… It’s disgusting.”
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller denied that the icons on the buttons were anything but emblematic of their functions within iTunes and the iPod.
“I think you’d have to really be looking for a couple of penises to see that in the Shuffle button,” Schiller said, squinting at the screen of his MacBook Pro.
“I’ve been looking for about a half an hour and all I see are two arrows.
“Oop. Nope. Just arrows.”
Schiller said that Apple has no plans to change the buttons in iTunes, but did admit that the icon for iDVD sometimes reminds him of a breast.