Monday, October 14, 2013

Too Much Violence

Apparently there is an overabundance of hurting on China's most popular animated show.

Chinese TV stations have halted broadcasting of the country's most popular animated series, Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, after numerous complaints that the show was too violent for its young audience. ...

The violence on the show has prompted numerous online calls for a classification system for animated TV shows to protect children from harmful content. ... In one case in April, a 10-year-old boy in Jiangsu province reportedly set fire to two brothers, aged eight and four, after getting the idea from the TV show. The boys were badly burned. ...

China's top media watchdog, the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, is coming up with new animation content standards which it will be released by the end of the year.
The watchdog rules will include a ban on violence, following consultation with numerous Chinese animation companies, including Creative Power Entertaining.

I honestly don't know what all the difficulty is. If the authorities would just issue the nine and ten-year-olds their own Glocks, then they could shoot any siblings who try to set them on fire.

Problem solved.


Elana Pritchard said...

The Chinese people have very strict government censorship to deal with. You would most likely not be allowed to run this website if you were in China.

Steve Hulett said...

Oh come on. You telling me they're communists or something?

I find that hard to believe, what with all the American companies happily doing business in the Middle Kingdom.

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