China Bans German DJ Permanently
Based on speculation Zedd may be banned due to ongoing trade war between US & China.
BEIJING (12th Oct, 2019): Anton Zaslavski popularly known as Zedd has reportedly been banned in China for liking a tweet by South Park.
According to details famous musician, Zedd, took to his Instagram account to reveal that he is no longer permitted entrance to China for having shown support for the animated comedy series South Park.
He wrote, “I just got permanently banned from China because I liked a South Park tweet.”
Moreover, while Zedd has not yet specified the tweet which landed him in trouble, it has been confirmed by reports that, South Park shared an incendiary response to Chinese lawmakers via their Twitter account on Monday.
— South Park (@SouthPark) October 7, 2019
Zedd who is a Russian-German songwriter, DJ and record producer began his career in Germany. In 2012, he released his track Clarity which featured the Foxes, and reached the 8th position on the “Billboard Hot 100”, earning him the “Best Dance Recording” at the 56th Grammy Awards.
Additionally, he released his debut studio album Clarity including hit single “Stay the Night” appearing on the deluxe edition of the album in 2013.
His second studio album True Colors reportedly released in 2015. The hit song of the album was “I Want You To Know” featuring Selena Gomez. Other top songs of the album include “Stay” with Alessia Cara, “The Middle” with Grey and Maren Morris and “Break Free” with Ariana Grande, peaking at number 4 in the United States.
Reportedly, China previously banned animated comedy series South Park from online sites just as it dropped Unites States basketball broadcasts, and also banned Zedd for liking the tweet by South Park. It may be speculated that this ban may have been put in motion due to the ongoing trade war between China and America as Zedd has many connections with American celebrities. Similarly, it maybe due to American media criticising Chinese censorship regime.
In the recent times, rivalry between America and China has grown exponentially. They are not just fighting over trade, but also contesting on every domain from blockbuster films to lunar exploration and semiconductors to submarines, respectively. America has even gone as far as to ban the world’s second largest and China’s top smartphone brand, Huawei.
On the other hand, the Chinese government has also actively engaged in banning Hollywood movies and other content. Listed below are some examples of Hollywood movies that have allegedly been censored or entirely banned in China:
Back to the Future:
Who Frammed Roger Rabbit:
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
The Da Vinci Code:
Despicable Me 2:
Reportedly, animated comedy series South Park has disappeared in various parts across China following the ban by their government.
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