Called “Baby Shaker,” the 99-cent app, developed by Sikalosoft, made iPhones cry incessatnly like a baby while showing a charcoal drawing of a kid. How to comfort/quiet the needy squawker? You shake it. Hard. Ha, ha! So fun … it’s a crying baby and you shake it until the eyes become two red Xs … that’s hilari — oh, maybe not so much.
What’s weird is that Apple didn’t reject that app in the first place — they’ve rejected other violent ones. Oh, and ones with swear words. But Baby Shaker! Well, Baby Shaker had been available for download since Monday. Only now it’s been pulled so you’ll have to settle for something else.
“This horrible iPhone app will undoubtedly be downloaded thousands of
times by others in that same young male demographic — the population
group that is already statistically the most likely to shake babies,”
Jennipher Dickens, communications director for the Sarah Jane Brain
Foundation, said in the release. ” As a result of the child abuse my
son endured in the form of shaken-baby syndrome, my son now has
irreversible brain damage.”
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