"South Park" in China banned
The last episode of "South Park", which Chinese viewers had time to watch, was entitled "Band in China". This time the story tells about the journey of one of the heroes to the Middle Kingdom, where he planned to develop his marijuana business.
This thread alone could disturb the Chinese authorities. But the rest of the story, i.e. Randy Marsh's stay in a re-education center, an electric shock by a prison guard and the need to issue slogans like "I am a proud member of the Communist Party", as well as the appearance of Winnie the Pig and Pooh, was too much. The series has been blocked in all Chinese media. As a result, most South Park episodes and reviews are now unavailable online in China.
Searching for "South Park" on the Chinese social media site Weibo results in the message that "no relevant results were found." The series has also been removed from various Chinese VoD sites, including Bilibili, iQiyi, Youku and le.com. Douban, a Chinese site with movie reviews, after entering "South Park displays only the information that" in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and rules, search results are not displayed. "
Winnie the Pooh and Piglet are also unwelcome, because too much Disney characters were associated by Internet users with President Xi Jinping. And yet it is well known what the bear is Winnie the Pooh.
Sadly, the creators of "South Park" posted an "apology" on Twitter: Like the NBA, we welcome Chinese censors to our homes and hearts. We also love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn't look like Winnie the Pooh at all.
– South Park (@SouthPark) October 7, 2019
The NBA was not accidentally placed in this apology. NBA coach Daryl Moreya supported Twitter protesters in Hongo Kong. Which met with a rapid response from China. Matches of Huoston Rocket ceased to be broadcast on Chinese television, so the sponsors began to withdraw. The NBA immediately considered coach Morey's comments "deplorable." Morey later had the opportunity to confess that he had time to think and now he sees it from a different perspective.
"South Park" is an American animated series, broadcast since 1997. It is criticized for vulgar language and obscene jokes, but valued for raising controversial topics.
If you would like to form your own opinion on the whole episode, you can watch the official one on the show’s website. Recommended. | allthingsblogging.com