Stella Dimoko Negative Reactions Trail China's Ban Of Hip-hop Culture And Tattoos From All Media


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Negative Reactions Trail China's Ban Of Hip-hop Culture And Tattoos From All Media

China has banned references to hip-hop culture and actors with tattoos from appearing in the media as part of a crackdown on “low taste content”.

There were four “don'ts” that the media must now abide by, according to Gao Changli, the publicity department director at the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT).

”Absolutely do not use actors whose heart and morality are not aligned with the party and whose morality is not noble," he said.

“Absolutely do not use actors who are tasteless, vulgar and obscene. Absolutely do not use actors whose ideological level is low and have no class. Absolutely do not use actors with stains, scandals and problematic moral integrity.”

Chinese news outlet Sina reported that the regulator now "specifically requires that programs should not feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip hop culture, sub-culture and dispirited culture."

Hip hop artists Wang Hao, known as “PG One” and Zhou Yan, known as “GAI”, both won popular television show “Rap of China “, but both were sanctioned in recent weeks for bad behaviour or content at odds with Communist Party values.

PG One was forced to apologise for lewd lyrics, which critics said were insulting to women and encouraged the use of recreational drugs.

Last July, Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Culture said it was “not appropriate” for Justin Bieber to tour in China because previous performances there had created “public dissatisfaction.”

A month later, organisers aiming to bring Grammy Award-winning artists to China said they would only “promote artists with a positive and healthy image.”

Citizens reacted with anger to the ban, flooding Chinese social media with negative comments.


  1. These china dont have problems like Nigeria.

    Wetin concern me with tattoos and hip hop.

    Hip hop hurray hay ooooo hay oooo. I love hip hop.

  2. Just look at what they see as problem. Anyway, to each his own

  3. Chinese will be reacting in their language like Kenyans so we can't comment.


  5. Chinazo is slowly becoming a slave country where as long as the president and his party don't like something then it won't exist in China


  6. And yet they'll be making products for the so called hip hop world.


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