China’s top media regulator: the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT) has released new rules that automatically ban hip-hop culture and tattoos from Television.
SINA, a Chinese news outlet reports that the administration “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),”
Gao Changli, the director of the administration’s publicity department, listed for “Don’t” rules:
- Absolutely do not use actors whose heart and morality are not aligned with the party and whose morality is not noble
- Absolutely do not use actors who are tasteless, vulgar and obscene
- Absolutely do not use actors whose ideological level is low and have no class
- Absolutely do not use actors with stains, scandals and problematic moral integrity