The Chinese Government uses censorship to weed out all the things it doesn’t want its citizens reading about, listening to or watching. Lately, the genitals of Michelangelo’s David statue seems to be something that Chinese government doesn’t want their citizens to look at.
State-run TV channel, CCTV, recently reported about an opening of a major Renaissance exhibition at National Museum of China. In the newscast, David’s penis appeared to be blurred-out, which triggered criticism and jokes on the Chinese internet.
Comments from Sina Weibo:
The response from CCTV on this matter:
“Out of consideration of building a harmonious ethical social environment, we’ve decided to cut off the nudity scenes.”
When the 3D version of Titanic released earlier this year, Chinese men were not allowed to watch 3D boobs. Now, Chinese women are not allowed to see Italian’s penis.
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