There seems to be something about the relationship of religion to fruit that causes problems. First we had the student assembly of Reading university freak out over a pineapple named Muhammad, now a Russian Orthodox group is demanding that the Apple logo be replaced because it is blasphemous.
A group of Christians in Russia says the ubiquitous bitten apple is too symbolic of the idea of original sin and should be replaced with the symbol of Jesus Christ.
And they may have the law on their side.
Technology website xbitlabs.com says Apple “may run into problems” if Russian parliament passes a set of laws designed to protect citizens’ religious and spiritual values from “blasphemy and insult.”
The problem here is that, in an age of PR speak, neither the company nor the Russian government can tell these nutballs what they ought to tell them, which is to go fuck themselves.