D5R9R4 MAGGIE SIMPSON MARGE SIMPSON LISA SIMPSON HOMER SIMPSON & BART SIMPSON SIMPSON: SEASON 21 (2009)
Disney+ recently launched in the Hong Kong market, and many audiences in the region can now watch the long-running series The Simpsons stream on the platform for the first time. However, many subscribers are now reporting that at least one episode has been censored.
The episode in question, “Goo Goo Gai Pan” has at least two references to the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, specifically referring to the now iconic photograph of Tank. Man, an unidentified protester is blocking a line of Chinese tanks. The episode features some comical turmoil at the Chinese government that in the episode tries to stamp out any memory of the incident.
Before the Chinese government passed a new national security law last June, mention of Tiananmen was allowed and a candlelight memorial service was held annually in honor of the victims. of the massacre. However, the years-long protests have resulted in a severe crackdown by mainland authorities and vigilance has been explicitly banned.
Hong Kong Free Press has reached out to Disney, but neither they nor Chinese officials have commented on the matter so far.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/uncategorized/disney-removes-simpsons-episode-over-tiananmen-square-reference/ Disney+ removes ‘Simpsons’ episode from Tiananmen Square reference