‘Winnie The Pooh’ Horror Parody Yanked From Chinese Cinema Over Xi Memes

  • A British horror parody of “Winnie the Pooh” was canceled in Hong Kong Tuesday without explanation, according to Reuters.
  • The movie’s distributor, VII Pillars Entertainment, canceled the screening of “Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey” amid China’s policy regarding the yellow bear and its comparison to Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to Reuters. VII Pillars Entertainment apologized on Facebook for the abrupt cancellation of the movie’s distribution, apologizing “for the disappointment and inconvenience.”
  • The beloved A.A. Milne character has been the target of frequent censorship, since the yellow bear’s likeness was compared to that of Xi in numerous memes, according to Reuters.
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