Yelp Mocks Rick Perry in App Store

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Yelp Mocks Rick Perry in App Store

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Yelp fixed three bugs in its iPhone app yesterday, but the interesting part  was how they got a 'dig in' on Republican candidate for President, Texas Governor Rick Perry. Yelp lists the three bug fixes as:

- Bookmarks-related bugs
- iOS5 styling and layout bugs that are now gone
- And the um… uh, what’s the third one? Let’s see… Bookmarks iOS, layout and the um.. the third one we can’t recall. Oops.

This is an obvious reference to the now famous flub by Governor Rick Perry who couldn't recall the 3rd government agency he'd like to eliminate, stumbling around, and then finally admitting defeat and trying to joke about it by saying "Oops". Here's the video of Rick Perry's epic fail at the Republican debate a few nights ago:

While this video is very funny, and I personally am not a Rick Perry supporter, I'm not sure the Apple App Store is an appropriate place to mock anyone. What if app developers start mocking President Obama, the Pope, Hollywood child actors, etc.? We could for instance mock President Obama's epic stuttering:


or app developers could mock Obama claiming to have visited 57 states:


Where do you draw the line? Hey, I like a joke just as much as the next guy, but there is a time and a place for it. I read all the funny commentary on Rick Perry's mental block all over the place and found most of it amusing. However, this to me seems inappropriate. I get my political fix elsewhere, so let's not bring political warfare to the App Store, m'kay? I thought Apple stringently screened updates. Do they not screen the release notes?

Your thoughts?

Via Mashable


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