Apple Censors Mad Men Ad

I thought it was bad when I could no longer smoke a cigar in an outdoor stadium while watching a football or baseball game. But Apple’s move to photoshop the ad for Mad Men on iTunes is probably the stupidest move against smoking I have seen yet.

Anyone who has watched Mad Men knows that there is a lot of smoking going on. It has been written into the story because there was… alot of smoking, and drinking, going on on Madison Avenue circa 1960.

One wonders if Apple would have edited out a high-ball glass if the figure in the poster was holding a Jack Daniels on the rocks.

Apple apparently worries that kids visiting iTunes will see the tiny cigarette graphic and run out and buy a pack of Marlboros. Give me a break.

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