17 Jul '17, 3pm

Winnie the Pooh banned by China

Winnie the Pooh banned by China

If you’re wondering what’s so wrong about Winnie the Pooh that’s driving China up the wall, we’ll just start off by revealing these pictures: Image via here Image via here Image via here Advertisement The uncanny resemblance between the adorable pantless bear and Chinese president Xi Jinping could be the reason Winnie the Pooh is getting scrubbed clean online in China. Over the weekend, many Winnie the Pooh pictures, gifs, stickers, emojis, and even the reference words “Little Bear Winnie” (小熊维尼), which is the name most used by the Chinese of the cartoon character, were reportedly blocked and processed as illegal content on microblogging platform Weibo and social messaging app WeChat. It is also believed that if a netizen posted any of these online, either a pop-up box with the words “this content is illegal” comes up, or nothing is displayed. Screenshot via this post Stor...

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