China’s state administration introduced a new set of rules limiting lewd content.
The country of China has placed a ban on hip-hop culture and tattoos from appearing on television programs.
According to TIME Magazine, media regulator SAPPRFT (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China) now “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).”
This censorship follows a recent attack on hip-hop culture, in which rappers PG One and GAI were removed from their scheduled television appearances due to “bad behavior” and “content at odds with Communist Party values,” as reported by Reuters.
With the Asian country having a zero tolerance policy for low-taste content and lewd lyrics, the future of Chinese rap looks to be in jeopardy.
Stay tuned for more information as this story develops.