Hip-hop culture and and actors who have tattoos, have been banned from appearing on television by the Chinese Government. According to the government, these things are now considered “tasteless and obscene.”
The country’s media regulator, State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT), handed down the order.
The director of the administration’s publicity department, Gao Changli, via a statement, outlined four “Don’t” rules on Friday:
*Absolutely do not use actors whose heart and morality are not aligned with the party and whose morality is not noble
*Absolutely do not use actors who are tasteless, vulgar and obscene
*Absolutely do not use actors whose ideological level is low and have no class
*Absolutely do not use actors with stains, scandals and problematic moral integrity
The statement also made it known that the rules “specifically requires that programs should not feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip-hop culture, sub-culture (non-mainstream culture) and dispirited culture (decadent culture),” Sina, a Chinese news outlet, reports.
These new rules are coming following the removal of the prominent rapper GAI from Hunan TV’s Singer, a hit competition show.