Peppa Pig Is Being Banned In China For Being Too Gangster
According to Gizmodo, China is banning Peppa Pig videos on social media.
Over 30,000 Peppa videos have been deleted online due to an unexpected surge in popularity of the pig with the shehuiren subculture in China. According to Global Times, shehuiren refers to "people who run counter to the mainstream value and are usually poorly educated with no stable job. They are unruly slackers roaming around and the antithesis of the young generation the Party tries to cultivate. "
What's even more hilarious is the fact that this is not China's first rodeo in the arena of banning harmless children's content online. Nope, China is so petty that they even once banned Winnie The Pooh because of an image comparing Chinese president Xi Jinping to Pooh and Barack Obama to Tigger. (You can see the meme for yourself below, it's really quite accurate.)
In the past, the country has even gone so far as to ban the word Disney alltogether. You can imagine how problematic that one was for the company that has two theme parks in China.
Can you imagine if this kind of censorhip happened in the U.S.? It would be the end of cheetos as we know it.