from China World time, a state-controlled publication, claimed this week that Hollywood would destroy itself while continuing to embrace “political correctness” with increasingly insane fervor.
State media cited the recent decision to exclude author JK Rowling from the Harry potter celebration of the film’s anniversary due to its comments on transgender people, as well as the new Oscars diversity quotas, which require representation of ethnic minorities for better image consideration.
“If Hollywood continues down this path, it will dig its own grave and destroy its reputation one day,” he added. World time predicted.
The scathing article comes as Beijing blocks the release of more Hollywood blockbusters in Chinese theaters in a bid to boost the domestic film industry. Movies including Disney-Marvel’s Black Widow, The Eternals, and Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings still do not have any release dates in China at press time.
China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest film market, in large part thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The two highest grossing films in the world this year are both Chinese: The Korean War Epic The Battle of Changjin Lake – which promotes anti-American sentiment while glorifying Communist dictator Mao Zedong – and time travel comedy Hi Mom.
Other Hollywood movies flop at Chinese box office, with Disney’s Jungle cruise and Warner Bros. ‘ Wonder Woman 1984 failing to generate much interest among the local public.
The World time noted that Chinese netizens mock the JK Rowling controversy as a “joke.”
“Yes, it’s ironic: a writer who created great intellectual property was kicked out by those who adapted his work,” the article said.
The outlet also noted that kissing the alarm clock didn’t help the movies at the box office, citing the eternal, which features a gay kiss.
“Many countries have banned the release of EternalsThe article read.
China has a long history of banning or censoring films that portray the CCP negatively or address controversial topics, including religion and sexuality. Communist censorship banned Oscar for best picture Nomadic country apparently for director Chloe Zhao’s negative comments about growing up in China. (Zhao also directed the eternal.)
Bohemian Rhapsody was censored upon its release in China, with scenes of gay intimacy and drug use removed from the film.
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