Religious outcry sparks LittleBigRecall
LittleBigPlanet, one of this year's most-anticipated PlayStation 3 releases, won't be arriving in stores next week as expected.
The "social platforming" game is already gathering rave reviews, but it hasn't proven popular with one Muslim group, which issued a complaint to the game's publisher Sony concerning one background music track. Performed by award-winning Malian musician Toumani Diabate, the song quotes two verses from the Qur'an. Many Muslims consider the mixing of music and scripture to be deeply offensive.(my emphasis)
Why am I not surprised? Religious outcry! When I first read the headline I was sure it would be the Mormones, or the Jesuits- but no, how wrong I was. Hmmm?
If they keep the song in the game, that alone would make me go and buy the game, even though wailing quranic verses otherwise creeps me out.
Sorry for the delay, and rest assured, we are doing everything we can to get LittleBigPlanet to you as soon as possible," commented Patrick Seybold, Sony's US director of Corporate Communications, in a statement on the company's PlayStation blog.
I wonder what that will be? Censorship?