Here’s Why PewDiePie Has Been Censored/Banned in China?
PewDiePie, has been banned in China after criticising the country’s treatment of Hong Kong and its pro-liberty protestors who are campaigning to retain Hong Kong's sovereignty.
In his latest YouTue video, a Sewdish YouTuber, PewDiePie has made a startling revelation that users in China will no longer see his video contents. Yes, PewDiePie has been banned in China and in his latest video he explained the reason behind it.
Speaking about the same, he said, “Well boys, we did it. I’m banned from China. After I spoke about the Hong Kong protests, and mocked their leader as looking like Winnie the Pooh, I got banned from China.”
When you search his name in China on any site including Reddit or YouTube, it will show you a blank result. While the popular YouTuber found it amusing and also apologized to fans.
“I’m laughing, but yeah I’m sorry if you are in China, and try to watch my videos. That kind of sucks. It’s just kind of funny.”
What got PewDiePie banned in China?
Having 101 million YouTube subscribers and fan following across the globe, PewDiePie’s videos would not be showing in China from now onward. The ban comes days after PewDiePie criticised the country’s treatment of Hong Kong and its pro-liberty protestors who are campaigning to retain Hong Kong’s sovereignty.
In his 16th October video, PewDiePie criticized US companies that have bowed down to China and have been censoring on behalf of the Communist Chinese government.
The YouTuber also reacted to a meme of China’s leader Xi Jinping that compared him to Disney character Winnie the Pooh. “It became a meme that the Chinese leader looks exactly like Winnie the Pooh,” PewDiePie laughed. “The resemblance is uncanny!”
Post his 16th October video, all of his content has been disappeared from China’s largest internet forum Baidu Tieba, which is considered Reddit’s alternative in China.
Notably, in the year 2017, the China government began censoring and banning the Disney character after bloggers started posting memes of the Chinese leader comparing him to the talking bear.
The country even banned the 2018 film ‘Christopher Robin’ starring Ewan McGregor from showing in Chinese cinemas after the leader was angry and considered the meme comparisons a form of propaganda.