China Wants Masculine Men to Represent Their Country

By: Jovillene Datu

Earlier this month, China’s government put forth a ban on effeminate men appearing on public television, in order to promote a “revolutionary culture” within the country. 

This isn’t the country’s first surprising ban in recent times. A few weeks before this ban, China also set a law where children under the age of 18 can only play 3 hours of video games per week. It’s very clear that the country is moving towards a more serious and strict path, and they haven’t been afraid to hold back about the reasoning behind their actions. 

People play online games at an internet cafe in Fuyang, Anhui province, China August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Following the ban of non-masculine men on television, the National Radio and TV Administration said that they must, “resolutely put an end to sissy men and other abnormal esthetics.” However, there will be large issues with these rules moving forward, as the popstar industry within the Asian countries has grown so large. To add onto their previous explanation of the decision, a television regulator also stated that broadcasts should avoid promoting “vulgar internet celebrities” and instead, “vigorously promote excellent Chinese traditional culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture.”

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