The 10 Most Controversial iPhone Apps Ever

If you're looking to drive drunk and dodge the cops, snort digital cocaine, or even pretend to shake a baby to death, there's (horrifically) an app for that.

Rejected iPhone apps

A controversial app that aimed to use the Bible's teachings to "cure" homosexuality was recently pulled from the iTunes App Store. It's not alone. Here's the top 10 most controversial iPhone and iPad apps.

WikiLeaks App

WikiLeaks App

This unofficial app let you view WikiLeaks content and follow the group's official Twitter account. Apple quickly yanked it: “We removed the WikiLeaks app from the App Store because it violated our developer guidelines,” a spokeswoman said in a statement. “Apps must comply with all local laws and may not put an individual or targeted group in harm’s way.”

WikiLeaks App

Slasher App

Slasher App

The concept behind this app was disgustingly simple: It displayed the image of a common kitchen knife while playing slashing sounds when you shook the phone. Apple quickly banned it citing "objectionable content."

Slasher App

Me So Holy App

Me So Holy App

The Me So Holy app let users snap a mugshot with their iPhone camera and then put their face on various religious figures -- including Jesus. Upon having his work removed from Apple's App Store, developer Benjamin Khale mused on his website: "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."

Me So Holy App

iSnort App

iSnort App

This is what iPhone users really need, one developer decided: an app that lets you pretend to snort cocaine. Apparently, it consisted of a video a user was supposed to choreograph his movements to. Is it any surprise that this never made it to the Apple App Store?

iSnort App

iBoobs App

iBoobs App

An application that let iPhone users jiggle a pair of digital breasts was almost instantly rejected by Apple, giving the company a chance to show how serious it was about filtering "objectionable content." A few weeks ago, the app made a comeback on the Android Marketplace.

iBoobs App

I Am Rich App

I Am Rich App

One of the most useless and expensive apps of all, I Am Rich proudly did absolutely nothing. The app was described as "a work of art with no hidden function at all," its only purpose being to show other people that they were able to afford it. The app quickly sold 8 copies at $999.99 netting its creator a cool $8,000 before Apple shut it down without explanation just a day later.

I Am Rich App

Gay Cure App

'Gay Cure' App

This app by Exodus International aimed to "help" gay individuals through the Bible's teachings -- and was almost instantly removed after being deemed offensive. “We’re thrilled that Apple has removed this 'gay cure' app from the iTunes store," said Mike Jones, Editor at Change.org, which hosted a petition to ban it. “The message Apple is sending here is clear: There is no place for ‘ex-gay therapy’ on the Apple platform.” 

Exodus International

Beauty Meter App

Beauty Meter App

The concept -- a "Do You Think I'm Hot" style rating app -- seemed straightfoward. But users were allowed to upload pictures of themselves, and the app quickly turned into a bastion of child pornography. Considering the fact that it lacked a nudity warning label, you can pretty much guess Apple's reaction.

Beauty Meter App

DUI Checkpoint App

DUI Checkpoint App

Ah, the perfect app for drunk drivers. This one maps out known DUI police checkpoints so you can avoid them if you've been partying a little too hard. In a signed letter, several Senators called it out for endangering citizens. "With more than 10,000 Americans dying in drunk-driving crashes every year, providing access to applications that alert users to DUI checkpoints is harmful to public safety."

DUI Checkpoint App

Baby Shaker App

Baby Shaker App

Talk about poor taste. This app let users violently shake their iPhone screen in an effort to make a baby stop crying. Amidst loud protests, Apple acted. "When we learned of this mistake, the app was removed immediately." Apple said in its apology. "We sincerely apologize for this mistake and thank our customers for bringing this to our attention."

Baby Shaker App

The 10 Most Controversial iPhone Apps Ever

If you're looking to drive drunk and dodge the cops, snort digital cocaine, or even pretend to shake a baby to death, there's (horrifically) an app for that.

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