In the episode Shots, which was coincidentally the show's 300th episode, Stan Marsh's father Randy is running a weed business selling product to China.
Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? . Those that think things are so bad in the United States need to take note that at the very least the government isn't able to rear up and say that we can't watch or enjoy things just because they use their freedom of speech to bring us material that might seem detrimental to the image they want to convey. From marijuana being corporatized, to corporations such as Disney and the National Basketball Association surrendering to the Chinese-government censors in order to gain access to Chinese viewers. 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. "Fuck the Chinese government", characters said three separate times during the episode. "I can't sell my soul like this", says one character, who was under pressure from Chinese censors to rewrite his music.More news: Shepard Smith, a frequent Trump critic, leaves Fox News
Today in Sham Shui Po, @SouthPark scene "Band in China" appeared on road to huge and thankful crowd. The incident comes as the National Basketball Association and its Houston Rockets franchise are facing fierce criticism and financial punishment in China over a tweet supporting Hong Kong's democracy protesters. He looks down upon anyone doing business with China. "It's not worth living in a world where China controls my country's art", he added. "We, too, love money more than freedom and democracy", the apology read.
The "South Park" episode mocked Disney by turning a Mickey Mouse look-alike into a craven profit seeker. Also, Winnie the Pooh is removed in China, accounting for this.
The statement continued: "Tune in to our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10!" Long live the incomparable Communist Party of China. May this autumn's sorghum harvest be bountiful!More news: WhatsApp disappears from Google Play Store
As South Park has pointed out over the past two weeks, American media companies, including Disney, often change their content to stay on the good side of China's censors, even if it means glossing over human rights violations.
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