Update – Apple Pulls BeautyMeter App With Nude 15-Year-Old

BeautyMeterWebNotice update: 1:00 p.m. PST – BeautyMeter developer has posted a message on their site indicating they have cleaned up their database of nude images. They have also increased measures to guard against future user-generated nudity. It also sounds like they identified an individual (via the UUID) and will be taking “further steps” (click image for full view).

Yesterday’s BeautyMeter article resulted in quite the firestorm. Media outlets such as Fox News, Wired, Gizmodo, DownloadSqaud and others, carried the “Nude 15-Year-Old Pictures” story … as well as social media activity from Digg, Twitter and more.

Today at approximately 12:20 a.m. PST (24 hours after we broke the story), Apple removed BeautyMeter from the App Store … however previous downloads are still fully functional – including access to the infamous 15-year-old nude image seen below (image taken at time of writing, at 12:30 a.m. PST).

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It seems yesterday was not the first time BeautyMeter had its “issues”. The app launched January 17 and the developers, Braun Software, began approving user generated nude images for public viewing. Then in mid-April, the devs changed their policy, no more nudity. Of course this caused a huge backlash among the rabid middle-aged perverts as they voiced their displeasure via the App Store User Ratings.

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One month later, the perverted old guys (and comment #113’s wife – see above) rejoiced … BeautyMeter boobs were back!

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We’re not exactly sure why Braun Software banned the once acceptable nudity from their app in mid-April … perhaps it was in preparation of submitting Version 1.6 update for approval (kind of like cleaning up shop before the inspector pays a visit), which was accepted by Apple on April 27. Strange behavior by Braun Software.

So the question remains … does Apple allow nudity in the App Store???

If the answer is NO nudity, then why does Apple make available a 17+ rating specifically stating Frequent/Intense Nudity? … why do apps like TOP100 specifically advertise topless models coming soon?

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If the answer is YES nudity, then why would apps like Hottest Girls and BeautyMeter (sans the 15-year-old naked girl) be banned?

Obviously Apple needs to make a decision on their nudity policy and stick with it … indecisions and inconsistencies in business are an absolute killer. We think Sir Winston Churchill summarizes the current state of Apple the best with his 1939 “quotation”:

I cannot forecast to you the action of Apple.
It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma

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  • Cap31

    This is madness. Apple should just remove Safari from the iPhone if they are truely on the almighty cleanup bandwagon. It displays far more porn than one photo on beautymeter. I agree the particular content removal under the circumstances is appropriate. Why not simply disable the internet access on the iPhone. All the apps are just portals to it! Lets face it this is really about competing apps. Apple want you to use their apps.

  • Cap31

    This is madness. Apple should just remove Safari from the iPhone if they are truely on the almighty cleanup bandwagon. It displays far more porn than one photo on beautymeter. I agree the particular content removal under the circumstances is appropriate. Why not simply disable the internet access on the iPhone. All the apps are just portals to it! Lets face it this is really about competing apps. Apple want you to use their apps.

  • Cap31

    This is madness. Apple should just remove Safari from the iPhone if they are truely on the almighty cleanup bandwagon. It displays far more porn than one photo on beautymeter. I agree the particular content removal under the circumstances is appropriate. Why not simply disable the internet access on the iPhone. All the apps are just portals to it! Lets face it this is really about competing apps. Apple want you to use their apps.

  • Cap31

    This is madness. Apple should just remove Safari from the iPhone if they are truely on the almighty cleanup bandwagon. It displays far more porn than one photo on beautymeter. I agree the particular content removal under the circumstances is appropriate. Why not simply disable the internet access on the iPhone. All the apps are just portals to it! Lets face it this is really about competing apps. Apple want you to use their apps.

  • Cap31

    This is madness. Apple should just remove Safari from the iPhone if they are truely on the almighty cleanup bandwagon. It displays far more porn than one photo on beautymeter. I agree the particular content removal under the circumstances is appropriate. Why not simply disable the internet access on the iPhone. All the apps are just portals to it! Lets face it this is really about competing apps. Apple want you to use their apps.

  • Cap31

    This is madness. Apple should just remove Safari from the iPhone if they are truely on the almighty cleanup bandwagon. It displays far more porn than one photo on beautymeter. I agree the particular content removal under the circumstances is appropriate. Why not simply disable the internet access on the iPhone. All the apps are just portals to it! Lets face it this is really about competing apps. Apple want you to use their apps.

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  • the man behind the mask

    look im not into underage but let me just say this. if a girl wants to do something like this that will ruin her life in the long run i say let her she heself will pay for it in the end so just shut up and live with it or ban all nude pics, videos, people from exsistance so nothing like this will happen again? cant do it? then shut the hell up and live with it like i said.

  • mekcuf

    haha someone was raped in the booty as a little boy :)

  • nando

    um i know the girl she a slut lol

  • nando

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  • Tantoinejohn

    total slut

  • Delete-cache-immediately

    Can you rename the image on this page? I think I just got put on a watch list. Why would you choose that file name? for Google hits?