'Tasteless, Vulgar and Obscene.' China Just Banned Hip-Hop Culture and Tattoos From Television

Started by Ordinary Joel, Jan 24, 2018, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Ordinary Joel
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    Jan 24, 2018
    http://time.com/5112061/china-hip-hop-ban-tattoos-television/

    By CASEY QUACKENBUSH and ARIA HANGYU CHEN
    January 22, 2018

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    This photo taken shows Chinese rapper PG One (2nd R) posing for a picture during the premiere of the movie "Wu Kong" in Beijing on July 9, 2017. AFP/Getty Images

    China has banned hip-hop culture and actors with tattoos from appearing on television.

    The country’s top media regulator — the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT) — now “specifically requires that programs should not feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip hop culture, sub-culture (non-mainstream culture) and dispirited culture (decadent culture),” Sina, a Chinese news outlet, reports.

    Gao Changli, director of the administration’s publicity department, outlined four “Don’t” rules on Friday:

    Absolutely do not use actors whose heart and morality are not aligned with the party and whose morality is not noble
    Absolutely do not use actors who are tasteless, vulgar and obscene
    Absolutely do not use actors whose ideological level is low and have no class
    Absolutely do not use actors with stains, scandals and problematic moral integrity

    The ban follows the removal of the prominent rapper GAI from Hunan TV’s Singer, a hit competition show. Clips of GAI, whose real name is Zhou Yan, were also removed from China Hunan TV’s official Youtube Channel, but no official explanation has been given. He does however appear in the show’s trailer:

    http://time.com/5112061/china-hip-hop-ban-tattoos-television/

    Wang Hao, aka PG One, another well-known rapper, was forced to apologize earlier this month after one of his songs, “Christmas Eve,” was criticized for promoting drug culture and insulting women.

    Rapper Mao Yanqi, aka VaVa, was cut from the variety show Happy Camp, according to Tecent News. Music by Triple H, an influential underground rapper, has also been removed from major streaming sites. And a contestant on the show Super Brian, which is not hip-hop related, even had his hip-hop style necklace blurred out.

    Chinese social media has responded angrily to the ban.

    “SARPPFT is so trashy! They didn’t want to give Chinese hip pop singers any chance of survival! we can go back to ancient times,” wrote one user on Weibo — China’s equivalent of Twitter.

    “How can a government with high culture have such childish logic?” asked another.
     
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  2. Alpha
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    Jan 24, 2018
    I'm assuming sports should or will be banned from their TV too since lots of athletes have tattoos all over their body nowadays.
    Exactly.
     
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    Jan 24, 2018
    China is like conservatives in America 100 years ago lol
     
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    Jan 24, 2018
    No, they aren't comparable.
     
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    Jan 24, 2018
    Whoever made this happen deserves a brutal hit with the pipe.
     
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  6. Hard Klyntar
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    Jan 24, 2018
    if it's today's hip hop then I agree, they should have also said it sucks
     
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    Jan 24, 2018
    cringe
     
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    good for you
     
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  9. The Lyricvore
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    Jan 24, 2018
    Agreed.
     
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    Jan 24, 2018
    They gone be sorry when j cole drops his next album
     
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    Imagine watching tv in 2018
     
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    Good. We should do the same thing here in the US
     
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    At least they still have plenty of sweatshops
     
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    they eat dogs.
     
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    Jan 24, 2018
    "hip hop not okay for culture and society. eat egg cook in small boy piss is okay, reccomended even"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_boy_egg
     
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    lol @ the ppl saying “I agree”.
    Person #1 thinks anything after 1999 is s---
    Person #2 stans Tyler the Creator
    Person #3 is from Montana
     
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    SXN80 still works in China though.
     
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    Jan 24, 2018
    I can't even comprehend how a country so big can even have this as a discussion point let alone actually implementing it
     
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    Jan 24, 2018
    Their population is too busy working 23 hour days, surrounded by suicide nets so they can't k--- themselves while making iPhones for the rest of the world. They don't have time to watch Wu Tang videos... General Tso makes some banging chicken tho
     
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  20. Lucy
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    Jan 24, 2018
    "yes they should censor it because i don't like it lol"

    how childish. This is the very same mindset that got Eminem banned from MTV/radio stations/other media outlets. Any more strict and your favorite deity Eminem wouldn't have a career. Just cause you dipshits think lyricism is dead doesn't mean archaic censorship laws in any country are anything but a loss of liberty and freedom.
     
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