Monday, 14 October, 2019

'South Park' Escalates Criticism of Chinese Government in Latest Episode

South Park The Real Reason South Park Was Banned in China
Julia Gonzales | 12 October, 2019, 21:51

Last week's South Park criticized the Chinese government for censorship and mocked Hollywood's acquiescence to the nation, which got the show banned in China but led to it being screened on the streets of Hong Kong.

The episode is also rife with criticism of Hollywood, depicting Randy Marsh on a plane full of Marvel characters owned by Disney. In a work camp, he meets Winnie the Pooh, who, the show explains, was banned after Chinese social media users pointed out his resemblance to Mr. Xi. Comparing the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping to a certain beloved honey-loving Disney character and calling out the National Basketball Association for their compliance to Chinese censorship, the mock apology certainly delivered hard hitting subtle jabs. Pooh Bear, first seen in a Chinese prison, is assassinated later in the episode by Randy Marsh at the behest of China, after a student makes the comparison.

Eventually the boys tire of the ordeal.

"They have tried to do it in such a way that they can make as much money as possible by having access to the China market, but not become so embarrassed by the backlash at home", said Stanley Rosen, a political science professor at the University of Southern California. Movie studios, especially, have worked to ensure that their scripts aren't at odds with state censors, lest they lose billions in potential business.

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China has banned Western entertainment in the past. Moviegoers in China bought an estimated $8.87 billion in movie tickets past year, according to box office analysts. And while information on South Park was still available on a few video streaming sites, episodes could not be played.

The statement mocked the NBA's apology to China after the Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted on Friday (and then deleted) an image with the slogan "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong" in solidarity with the Hong Kong protesters. The league has spent the better part of this week trying to mend fences with its partners in China while at the sam time claiming that it supported the free speech rights of its owners and players, a position that has seemingly satisfied nobody. "It's not worth living in a world where China controls my country's art", he added. One of subplots of the the new scene, titled "SHOTS!", spun around the expression, "Screw the Chinese government".

The tweet that set off the alleged ban was a "South Park" post about its 300th episode. Long live the great Communist Party of China'.

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