The Frame of the Simpsons that has been censored in Hong Kong

Disney + came to Hong Kong on November 16 and between the titles of his catalog is the Simpsons. However, users of this region will not be able to see a chapt

The Frame of the Simpsons that has been censored in Hong Kong

Disney + came to Hong Kong on November 16 and between the titles of his catalog is the Simpsons. However, users of this region will not be able to see a chapter of the series that is set in China.

Variety states that chapter 12 of season 16, entitled Gu Gu Gai Pan, has been censored in Hong Kong. In the Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie episode travel to China with Selma, who wants to adopt a baby. In Beijing the family visits the Plaza de Tiananmén, where the protests took place in 1989.

In fiction you can see a plate that reads "In this place in 1989 nothing happened," referring to the Chinese government attempts to erase from collective memory the military intervention that ended the protests, charging the lives of some of protesters.

One of the most trimmed images of the revolt is that of a man standing in front of a tank. The chapter recreates this snapshot, since Selma does the same when they try to take away from her baby.

In another Homer sequence approaches Mao Zedong embalmed body, whom he describes as "an angel who killed 50 million people". As Variety points out, at the moment it is unknown if Disney made the decision to censor the episode or if it was an external request.

This is not the first time that Simpsons is a victim of censorship. An example is episode 10x23, entitled thirty minutes on Tokyo, in which the protagonist family travels to Japan. The chains of the Asian country do not emit the chapter, which suggests that the anime causes epileptic attacks to its viewers.

In Russia, a chapter also censored, specifically 20x28. In search of Mr. Goodbart Homer is obsessed with Peekimon Get, a parody of Pokémon Go. So much so that the protagonist plays in the church and even the dependent of the comic store ensures that Peekimon get "is greater than Jesus." This scene offended the clerics of the country and finally the chapter was censored in the Russian channel 2x2.

Updated Date: 30 November 2021, 09:14

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