The word "spick" is often used as a derogatory term in the US for people of Latin American descent.
The ABC has asked iTunes to reconsider its decision to amend it to S***ks and Specks, after it surged to No.1 on the local entertainment app chart.
"iTunes is a US-based platform and it automatically censors words which are considered accidentally offensive in America," an ABC spokesman said. "We've asked Apple to review it for the Australian audience."
Did the ABC do the right thing, or is this PC gone mad again? Have your say below
The Murdoch press really hate the ABC and take any chance they can to do the organisation down. Murdoch papers are making it sound like the ABC is the organisation which is being politically correct, when it is not.
I think I have come to the realisation that it is not Americans who Australia hate, but corporate America, who many Americans probably hate too. How dare American corporations interfere with our culture and the name of a popular tv show. ITunes, well Apple, know they can because they know their power.
Do we remember back to less than three years ago when it became unacceptable for Australians to blacken their faces to perform a song? It had always been a fun thing in Australian to which no one had ever complained about, and then an American threw a hissy because in his country it was associated with black minstrels and racism. Now, we can't have blackening of faces anymore, as Qantas recently discovered.
So Mr Murdoch, perhaps you would be better to take a good hard look at the imperialism of corporate America, rather than make cheap attacks on our ABC.