Yaoi is Illegal?

You have probably already read the story on Anime News Network, but if you have not their story can be found here, but long story short. A popular Chinese social media site called Weibo, which from what I have looked into looks to be very similar to Facebook has recently banned Homosexual themed content from their site as well as violent and or pornographic material. They say this is to help ‘clean-up’ the content on the site. Looking further into this I came across a few things I remember learning a few years ago.

China has a long history of banning all sorts of anime, manga and gaming material from entering it’s shores because the content is deemed inappropriate by the government for the people. Gay marriage is illegal in China still and as such any media depicting such relationships is as well, so yes this does mean that both yaoi and yuri is illegal to own, view and distribute in China. This makes me very grateful that I live in a country where I am aloud to enjoy the kind of content in my hobbies that I do. I do hope that the LGBTQ+ community in China one day get a chance for there voices to be heard and not just China. I do hope that one day we can all live in a world where we can love without fear of retribution as long as all parties involved are consenting adults and the same goes for the media we choose to enjoy as well, and to all my fellow fujoshi in China I hope one day you like us are able to enjoy yaoi openly like so many of us, my fellow rotten women you are not alone.

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And yes I do see the irony in this happening now while a Chinese anime like Spiritpact is airing a new season.

 

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7 thoughts on “Yaoi is Illegal?

  1. It’s very unfortunate. I was watching a Chinese BL drama and they cut out all the intimidate scenes. They also banned the making of Season 2 so the show will never be complete. 😦

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  2. Pingback: Update from Weibo | Yaoi Playground

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