Apple’s App Store has reversed its decision to bar an iPad graphic novel version of The Importance of Being Earnest which features two men kissing.

The comic-book-style adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play includes illustrations depicting two naked men kissing – without full frontal nudity.

Publisher Prism Comics was forced by Apple to place blocks over the offending images before it was allowed to be sold.

Following media reports and repeated submissions by Prism pointing out that similar heterosexual content is sold through its App Store, Apple allowed the uncensored version to go on sale.

A spokesperson for Apple said: “We made a mistake. When the art panel edits of… the graphic novel adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest app were brought to our attention, we offered the developers the opportunity to resubmit their original drawings and update their apps.”

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