Winnie the Pooh has been blacked out from Chinese social media in the lead-up to the country’s 19th Communist Party Congress.
No official explanation was given, but according to Financial Times, the crackdown may be related to past comparisons of the physical appearance of President Xi Jinping to the fictional bear. One observer said “talking about the president” appeared to be among activities deemed sensitive ahead of the upcoming party congress, when leadership renewal is expected.
dunno why, but i thought this was both kinda funny and ludicrous… i mean… seriously?!