China has banned hip hop culture from television

Chinahasbanned“hiphopculture”andactorswithtattoosfromappearingontelevision,reportsandChinesenewsoutlet.

TheStateAdministrationPress,Publication,Radio,FilmandTelevisionthePeople’sRepublicChina(SAPPRFT),China’stopmediaregulator,hasspecifieditnow“requiresthatprogramsshouldnotfeatureactorswithtattoosordepict]hiphopculture,sub-culture(non-mainstreamculture)anddispiritedculture(decadentculture)”.

ChineserapperGAI,realZhouYan,wasrecentlyremovedfromChina’shittalentshowSinger,andclipshisappearancesontheshowhavebeenremovedfromthenetworkChinaHunanTV’sficialYouTubechannel,althoughhestillappearsinthetrailer.

TecentNewsalsoanotherprominentrapperVaVa,realnameMaoYanqi,hasbeencutfromentertainmentshowHappyCamp,andacontestantonthechallengeshowSuperBrain,whichhasnorelationtohiphop,hada“hiphopstyle”necklacethroughimageblurring.

Followingtheseincidents,moreovertruleshavenowbeenoutlinedbySAPPRFT’spublicitydepartmentdirectorGaoChangli,theseare:

“Absolutelydonotuseactorswhoseheartandmoralityarenotalignedwiththepartyandwhosemoralityisnotnoble.

“Absolutelydonotuseactorswhoaretasteless,vulgarandobscene.

“Absolutelydonotuseactorswhoseideologicallevelislowandhavenoclass.

“Absolutelydonotuseactorswithstains,scandalsandproblematicmoralintegrity.”

reportsthatthebanhasfacedbacklashonsocialmedia,labellingtheban"trashy"andaccusingthegovernmenthaving"childishlogic".

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