Last Updated on October 21, 2019
PewDiePie is the latest personality to be shut down by the censorious Chinese Government.
The Chinese Communist Party has taken issue with shows, individuals, or memes remotely critical of the eerily tyrannical regime.
South Park, DJ Zedd, and a Winnie The Pooh meme lightly mocking Xi Jinping were all banned from the country.
Felix Kjellberg, who goes by the name, “PewDiePie,” is simply the most recent high profile internet figure to be canceled in China.
While a strong “cancel culture” has begun to take place in Western countries, it would appear that China has perfected the craft.
Unilad reports on the video below:
In one of PewDiePie’s episodes of Meme Review–which was focused on the Hong Kong protests and China–Pewds took a look at one of the various memes circulating social media and the press.
In the video, PewDiePie says:
“Well boys, we did it. I’m banned from China, That’s right (laughs), after I spoke about the Hong Kong protests, and showed their leader being mocked for looking like Winnie the Pooh, I got banned from China.
“That’s right. Now if you search anything PewDiePie related on any Reddit related forum in China or a YouTube related video, it will just be completely blank.
“I’m laughing, but yeah I’m sorry if you’re in China and try to watch my videos. That kinda sucks,
“It’s just kinda funny, like I knew it was going to happen. The music artist Zedd got banned in China just because he liked a South Park tweet, so obviously me talking about the Hong Kong memes was going to get me banned.”
The original meme comparing Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh surfaced in 2013 when a picture showing Xi Jinping and Obama walking together oddly resembled the lovable A.A.Milne characters Winnie the Pooh and Tigger.
Peppa Pig–another children’s favorite–was also banned for apparently reinforcing “gangster attitudes.”
The letter ‘N’ was also temporarily banned to sway search engine results during a political election in 2017.