Saudi Arabia Bans Shoe Shopping iPhone Game for Sounding “Too Sexual”
Yeah, cause THIS is what we need right now.
So apparently Saudi Arabia has decided that the inhabitants of its country are half-human mammals and will immediately get aroused upon hearing the sound of a tiny woman in a game make low grunting noises as she jumps from platform to platform, shopping bag in hand, trying to catch some shoes. The title of this game is the very sultry, very suggestive, and oh so provocative Shoe Wars.
I’m sure this makes Arabs look super normal and well-adjusted and not like a weirdly stunted sub-species at all.
Again, this practice of trying to regulate people’s thoughts and censoring their surroundings and their experiences to a degree which hinges on the insulting and the degrading is, unfortunately, not new. The same kind of mindless “sexual” label was placed on the work of Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin less than a month ago.
And, coming from someone who’s actually pretty conservative herself, is it just me or are these people simply hellbent on finding some kind of sexual angle in almost every single item that crosses their path?
I can only come up with two logical explanations: They’re either suffering from their own deep-seated psychological issues of repression and are making the entire country suffer unfairly for their own depravity or, more likely, they’re just misogynist trolls who are veiling their constant fear of losing any power with the false notions of cultural, religious, and moral offense to something as ridiculous as a freaking iPhone game (which you can conveniently download here).
All my love!