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Celebrities in China can no longer post "unethical" content, the country said Tuesday.
This includes content that "shows off wealth" and "extravagant pleasure," the notice said.
The move is part of the Chinese government's crackdown on the entertainment industry and fandom.
Celebrities in China can no longer "show off wealth" or "extravagant pleasure" on social media, the Cyberspace Administration of China announced Tuesday.
Both celebrity and fan-club accounts must "follow public order and good customs, adhere to correct public opinion orientation and value orientation, promote socialist core values, and maintain a healthy style and taste," China's internet-regulation agency said in a statement.
The announcement follows the Chinese Communist Party's crackdown on the country's growing entertainment industry as officials push back against celebrity scandals and online fan groups it says cause social disorder.
Access to global apps such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube is blocked in China, so users rely on domestic sites subject to censorship, such as Weibo, Renren, and Youku.
originally posted by: Brotherman
a reply to: tamusan
Lol I wonder if modern American rap music is banned in China too?
originally posted by: tamusan
a reply to: Brotherman
You caused me to look it up and I found that they banned it in 2018. The article mentions that the official reason for why they banned it was because "lyrics about using drugs is a major reason, but other “vulgar” topics covered by rap that ruffles Big Brother’s feathers may include sexual content and misogyny as well." But the article also pointed out how rap often has anti-authority themes which probably gets the CCP's panties in a wad.
China bans rap music in an effort to reduce vulgar culture