Disney+ removed a Simpsons episode for Hong Kong subscribers because it criticized China's Communist Party

Nov 29th

Disney, like all woke companies, cares very deeply about tolerance and is unafraid of standing up to anyone who harms others (especially if that person misgenders someone).

Unless, of course, the person they have to stand up to is Commie dictator Xi Jingping.

Disney's streaming service pulled an episode of β€˜The Simpsons" that mocked Chinese censorship of the Tiananmen Square Massacre from its Hong Kong platform, according to multiple reports.

The episode, titled "Goo Goo Gai Pan," featured the Simpson family traveling to Beijing, where they walk past a plaque in Tiananmen Square, the site of the 1989 massacre, that read: "On this site, in 1989, nothing happened." Homer Simpson also referred to former Chinese leader Mao Zedong as "a little angel that killed 50 million people" in the episode.

China has scrubbed all mention of the Tiananmen Square massacre from its own internet, by the way.

Because censoring stuff makes people want to see it, here's a few clips from this absolutely hilarious episode. Please laugh and laugh and laugh some more at it:

"This is the first notable time an American streaming giant has censored content in Hong Kong," Kenny Ng, a professor at Hong Kong Baptist University specializing in film censorship, told Bloomberg. "Basically, the whole story is for streaming companies to be more tailored to a Chinese audience and to not offend the Chinese government … This is likely to continue in the future with more companies with financial interests in China."

Great job setting that precedent, Disney!


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