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Apple and Google remove plastic surgery apps after criticism

Apple and Google have removed plastic surgery game apps that are aimed at children as young as seven after criticism online.

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Apple and Google remove plastic surgery games

Two plastic surgery games that were aimed at children and asked the user to make a character "slim and beautiful" have been removed by Apple and Google after outrage on Twitter.

The character that features in "Plastic Surgery for Barbie".

Google Play advertised a game called "Plastic Surgery" that asked users to "return cute Barbara's looks", while the app on iTunes featured a character who "had so much extra weight that no diet can help her."

The games were criticised by many tweeters, who said the apps were "gross", "disgusting" and a "disgrace."

"Plastic Surgery for Barbie", which was available to download on iTunes, was a free game that encouraged children aged nine or over to perform liposuction.

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