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South Park Forbidden in China

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South Park Forbidden in China

South Park season twenty-three is a lot to talk about.

The reason is not the quality of its episodes, but rather the controversy it is generating – with only two episodes airing, China has banned its broadcast on the territory, because, just as the first episode talks about the culture of fear in the United States. of Mexico (Mexican Joker), the second one talks about China (Band in China). The problem is that the authorities of the country did not find joke about the way the subject was approached.

The episode in question shows us the protagonists to set aside ethical principles in the face of the possibility of making money in China. And according to THR, the Chinese authorities eventually eliminated the series from various websites or broadcasting stations.

In any case, the intention of the episode is to continue the emerging practice of Hollywood, which is to shape the content according to the likes of Chinese censorship. In some ways, censorship of content that can reach absurd extremes is criticized. It is not known whether censorship of South Park is permanent or if it assumes temporary contours.

Abílio Rodrigues (of Rivia) is the technology editor of IGN Portugal, a confessed music lover and PC gaming enthusiast. You can follow him on @KaikaneTR


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