The 5 Most Offensive Mobile Apps of 2011
It's no longer as easy to offend as it used to be. Four decades after comedian George Carlin was arrested for his monologue "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television," most of those once-verboten words are now commonplace on premium cable networks like HBO and Showtime, and even on some basic cable outlets like FX. Just this weekend, venerable ESPN college football commentator Lee Corso dropped the F-bomb on live television, and while Corso delivered a scripted apology within hours of the incident, there was little if any outrage. We've all heard it before, and we'll all hear it again. That's just the way it is.
But while it's increasingly difficult to offend, it's still possible. You just have to really work at it. Some mobile applications seem to go out of their way to outrage consumers, relying on shock value to generate attention and drive downloads--some have gone so far overboard that consumers and activist groups have successfully campaigned for their expulsion from the app store ranks. What kinds of apps could provoke such a visceral reaction?
The FierceMobileContent team has picked the five most offensive apps of 2011 and counted them down from the least offensive of the bunch to the most offensive. You have been warned.--Jason
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