Internet users say ‘no’ to editing cleavage
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.