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In China, banned a popular rage comic for a joke about the hero of the war

 

A series of comics is so popular with the local that Netflix announced in Cannes a film based on the motives.

A shot from one of the video blogs on the site of Baozou Manhua
A shot from one of the video blogs on the site of Baozou Manhua

The Chinese authorities banned the popular rage comic Baozou Manhua, in which they ridiculed the hero of the civil war. This was done under the article “On the Protection of Heroes”, which was adopted on May 1 and according to which the joke “defames the martyrs and heroes”.

On the site Baozou Manhua not only drawn comics, but also video blogs and animated videos are published. In one of them the protagonist was Dong Cunzhui, who had undermined himself on the bunker and became a national hero. According to the retelling of the video, the authors ridiculed his act with irony on the food from KFC.

The administration of cybersecurity called the joke “slander” and demanded that the largest Internet platforms remove it. Soon, the head of Baozou Manhua apologized and thanked for the opportunity “to understand how to become better in the future.”

Baozou Manhua – a collection of Chinese memes in the style of rage-comics, which has phenomenal popularity: he has 10 million readers on the site and about 300 thousand subscribers on YouTube. As noted by Mashable, many government departments and major brands use these comics in their social networks. Netflix announced the work on the film “Next Gen” based on one of the releases.

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