nicolejb
3 years ago5,000+ Views

It's already a pretty big and well-known fact that China loves censorship. They censor their internet access, tv, and other forms of media.

But in a eight-page report by the China Television Drama Production Industry Association, it seems that "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content."
What is considered "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content"?
Well same-sex relationships of course! (sigh)
"No television drama shall show abnormal sexual relationships and behaviors, such as incest, same-sex relationships, sexual perversion, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual violence, and so on," the report states.
Though China issued this report, the final steps to process it have been enacted this week. And for fans of the Chinese same-sex drama "Addicted Heroin," well, it's also been pulled from online streaming websites as well.
Media representation is also a huge part of change.
A lot of the trends we see in the media, ideas and thoughts show up in politics. So censoring out art-- well that's just another way to control policy.

How do you feel about this?

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@humairaa agreed. It sounds like there are activists there already speaking out, I hope they're successful. Truth be told the Hays Code in the U.S. was very similar- the term used then was "perverse" or "immoral" and some of those restrictions were active well into the 1960s.
I feel so bad for the lgbt community in China. This must have hurt their feelings so much.
China Television Drama Production Industry Association?? Damn, I need a nap after saying that, mew.
Well I guess its a cultural thing...but yeah this is pretty messed up. They need to start embracing these things.
this is so messed up. but I saw a McDonalds commercial where a boy comes out to his dad.maybe it was Taiwanese or something. but I was really happy that they allowed a commercial like that and I was hoping that China was becoming more open to same sex relationships. :(
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