What could have the lovable, honey-loving, yellow bear done to provoke anyone? Apparently, Winnie the Pooh has been banned on all social networking sites in China. All photos of the cute cartoon character, as well as the mentions of its Chinese name online, have been deleted.
The Chinese censors didn’t give an official reason but according to reports,it is because Disney bear ‘of very little brain’ is being used by netizens as a funny, politically-sensitive reference to China’s top leaders. Bloggers in China are comparing Winnie the Pooh to their President.
In 2013, there was a viral comparison of a photo of President Xi and then-US President Barack Obama with Pooh and his friend Tigger.
In some countries, these kinds of photos might be loosely treated as a funny meme but not in China. BBC News revealed that it’s not only that Chinese censors do not tolerate this kind of ‘ridicule’ to their country’s leaders, they also fear that the cartoon character will become a kind of online euphemism for the Communist Party’s general secretary.
Well, commend those bloggers for creativity!
When Xi Jinping and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had one of the most awkward handshakes in history, they were compared to Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore shaking hands.
Even their facial expressions look similar.
There was also a time when Xi Jinping stood up and popped his head out of roof of his special Red Flag limousine while inspecting troops, a similar photo of a Winnie the Pooh toy car eventually appeared online.
It’s a shame poor Winnie doesn’t have a limousine.
All images and the mentions of the Chinese name of Winnie the Pooh on social networking sites in China are being blocked, leaving users with an error message which reads:
“This content is illegal.”
Even stickers and GIF’s of Winnie the Pooh in the popular messaging app WeChat has all been removed. The ban coincides with the run-up to China’s 19th Communist Party Congress.
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A local artist in Auckland, New Zealand named Paul Walsh has been going around and painting utility boxes in the city for a couple of years now. His masterpieces are cool, modern and amazing.
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People usually keep birds, cats or dogs as pets, but have you ever thought of keeping a giant lizard at home? Well, a couple from San Diego, California has a 20-pound Argentine red tegu lizard as their pet and the lizard's life has been documented online. Scott, 35, and Ice, 39, said they adopted the reptile from Ty Park’s lizard farm in Punta Gorda, Florida.
MacGyver is a four-year-old Argentine Red Tegu lizard and is amicably the most popular lizard reigning with thousands of social media followers on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Moreover, MacGyver the lizard even has a LinkedIn page as of now. According to Bored Panda, thousands of people showered their love on the lizard by looking at the pictures and videos of MacGyver eating, going for walks, and most importantly, cuddling. The affectionate lizard will change your impression of "cold-hearted", ferocious reptiles.
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