China Say No to Cleavage, The Empress of China TV Drama Censored
During recent new TV Drama premier in China, the new drama “The Empress of China” starring the famous mainland actress, Fan BingBing had been pulled off from viewing but revert after censored. The reason is the new TV Drama had been showing too much cleavage and received negative complaint from local residents. The drama, “The Empress of China”, also known as the “Saga of Wu Zetian”, was removed by commercial satellite station Hunan TV for “technical reasons” late last month, Xinhua said.
“Many viewers speculated the suspension was a punishment given by the country’s television regulators for the much-discussed revealing costumes of female characters on the show, which stirred online debate in which the female characters were dubbed ‘squeezed breasts’ – see picture left.
Chinese Internet users responded by complaining about the censorship on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter. Several complained that they would not be able to see the hundreds of costume changes by Fan Bingbing, one of China’s most popular actresses, who plays the Empress Wu.
How will this effect the new drama ratings? story plot after censorship done.