Looking for a way to spend between 1 and 5 dollars on software that is only marginally useful or entertaining? There’s an app for that. Want to look like a jackass in public as you squint and tap at your touchscreen? There’s an app for that. Want to engage in a little playful sacrilege? There’s an app- no, wait, there isn’t an app for that.
Why the Hell not, you ask? Well, that’s because Apple, the uber user-friendly computer company responsible for the ubiquitous iPhone, opted to reject an application called Me So Holy from the App Store, deeming it offensive content. The purpose of the app is rather sterile: it is an image editing program that allows users to superimpose their faces onto the bodies of famous religious figures, including Jesus Christ.
While it seems to us that the joke would wear thin after just a few uses, the decision seems somewhat conservative for a company that only a few years ago encouraged us to “Think Different.” Me So Holy’s developer, Ben Khale certainly seems to agree with us: “Our question is, is religion really to be placed in the same category as these violent apps? Sex, urine, and defecation don’t seem to be off-limits, yet a totally non-violent, religion-based app is.”
While we can see where people might be offended by the lighthearted treatment of holy figures, we also know that the App Store once sold an app called Babyshaker, and at this moment, the #9 most popular app is called Pee Monkey Toilet Trainer. What’s more, jokes about God’s only begotten son are fucking hilarious and fit for the iPhone’s target demographic, as Family Guy and South Park have shown us. So what now, Cupertino? If we can’t have faith in the JesusPhone, what are we supposed to have faith in? Jesus? Forget it; that guy’s not half as handsome as I am.
Check out the official site for more info at http://mesoholy.com/.