Why is China blurring men’s ears?
- China's censors are some of the strictest and most technologically advanced on the on the planet.
- When it comes to television, the country's regulations previously barred programs from airing content that expresses "overt admiration for Western lifestyles," jokes about Chinese traditions or defiles "classic materials."
- "China is still a strong patriarchal society which have a distinctive male and female hierarchy in many local communities," said Leung, the professor.
Chinese TV personality Jing Boran has something on his ear that authorities don’t want you to see.
In the latest episode of the popular Chinese reality TV show “I, Actor,” the young star’s face is digitally altered to blur out his earrings.Jing, who held lead roles in Chinese box office hits “Monster Hunt” and “Time Raiders,” is not the only victim of the alleged “earring ban.” Images circulating on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, show several other young male stars with blurred circles on their ears.
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