China Has Banned Winnie the Pooh Once Again


No, that’s not a spoof headline.

Winnie the Pooh is arousing the wrath of socialist censors Beijing. And it’s not the first time he’s done it.

Over the weekend, Chinese censors removed images and text related to 100-Acre Wood’s most famous resident from sites including WeChat and Weibo, China’s bigger-than-Twitter microblogging platform, the Financial Timesreports.

Although no official explanation for the blacklisting was given, it’s likely connected to a longstanding joke.

Read more:Chinese Authorities Crack Down on Streaming to Create a ‘Cleaner Cyberspace’

Social media users first pointed out a comic likeness between Chinese Premier Xi Jinping and Disney’s rendering of A.A. Milne’s famous character in 2013. An image of the former walking beside U.S. President Barack Obama bore an uncanny resemblance to an image of the latter walking beside Tigger. Another Pooh-Xi side-by-side became China’s most censored image of 2015 according to political consultancy Global Risk…

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