2. Sarah Prager, the owner of Quist, received a message when she attempted to update the free app’s Apple store description.
The message stated, “The following is not recommended for use in this field: bisexual. Your app may be rejected if you use this term.”
3. Sarah Prager did not contact Apple directly, but told BuzzFeed she is confident the company will correct the oversight:
I just got the warning message this morning and posted the screenshot to my personal Facebook. I immediately got suggestions to start a petition so I did. I’m pretty confident Apple will correct this oversight as soon as they are made aware of it, but I don’t have any way of getting their attention besides this. I didn’t trust that my one email to a generic email address would be noticed. Apple did not reject or remove any of Quist’s content, but just having “bisexual” be a flagged word sends a terrible message.
5. This is only one incident in a recent series of censorship issues concerning LGBT terms on social media.
8. Hey, Apple:
9. Update — Aug 13th, 10:00 a.m.: Apple corrected the issue less than 24 hours after the petition, which had over 1,000 signatures, was created.
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