Apple and Google yanked plastic surgery games aimed at young girls from their app stores after a flood of feminist anger on Twitter, according to a report.
The games, called Plastic Surgery for Barbie or Plastic Surgery for Barbara at the App Store and Plastic Surgery on Google Play, were aimed at users aged 9 and up who could make incisions with a digital scalpel and perform liposuction, according to the BBC. On Google, the overweight girl needing liposuction was described as "ugly". She is also called "unfortunate" in another description.
"This app has since been removed from iTunes. At Mattel, we take our commitment to children seriously and work hard to ensure there are no unauthorized uses of our brands that may be unsafe or inappropriate for children.