In­ter­net users say ‘no’ to edit­ing cleav­age

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Nearly 95 per­cent of In­ter­net users in China dis­ap­prove of the re­moval of scenes show­ing cleav­age in a Chi­nese tele­vi­sion drama, call­ing the move “un­nec­es­sary”.

The drama, The Em­press of China, also known as the Saga of Wu Ze­tian, was re­moved from com­mer­cial satel­lite sta­tion Hu­nan TV for “tech­ni­cal rea­sons” in late De­cem­ber.

When it re­turned to the screen in Jan­uary, scenes show­ing fe­male char­ac­ters’ cleav­age were re­moved and re­placed by closeup shots of the ac­tresses’ heads.

In a sur­vey con­ducted by Si­naWeibo un­der the topic Cleav­age scenes cut, yes or no? more than 95 per­cent of view­ers voted “No” whereas only 5 per­cent voted “Yes”.

A se­nior of­fi­cial from China’s tele­vi­sion reg­u­la­tor said on Jan 21 that “un­healthy images” for mi­nors was why the show was edited.

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