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Lady Gaga off the blacklist in PR China.
« on: January 22, 2014, 06:04:11 AM »
Today the State Administration of Radio, Film, & Television of the People's Republic of China removed Lady Gaga from their blacklist of 3 yrs. By law, all art must be approved by the above Ministry before it is legal to sell. Lady Gaga had been obtainable only in bootleg as the Ministry had deemed her a threat to the integrity of Chinese culture. Even as it stands, some changes were made to render the cover art less explicit. My own view is that protection of culture is worth a little censorship, & Lady Gaga is an example of a good thing to censor. What do you all think? I know this could go in A & E, but its also politics, so I put it here. If a mod wants to move it, that's cool.

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Re: Lady Gaga off the blacklist in PR China.
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 07:07:12 AM »
Why is she an example of a good thing to censor?
Go kicking and screaming, lol, it all means the same on January 21st.

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Re: Lady Gaga off the blacklist in PR China.
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 08:37:20 AM »
I think things should be age-rated. I think things should come with warnings. I don't think anything legal should be censored.

Why should a civil servant be able to watch something and decide it would influence me into doing something they don't like? As long as I stay within the law, what's the problem? Government is meant to serve the people. Not tell them how to live.

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Re: Lady Gaga off the blacklist in PR China.
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 08:41:58 AM »
Why is she an example of a good thing to censor?

You'd think they'd love her - she's got no class whatsoever.

Oooohhhh!

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Re: Lady Gaga off the blacklist in PR China.
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 11:56:08 AM »
I think things should be age-rated. I think things should come with warnings. I don't think anything legal should be censored.

Why should a civil servant be able to watch something and decide it would influence me into doing something they don't like? As long as I stay within the law, what's the problem? Government is meant to serve the people. Not tell them how to live.
Because her dress choices and songs are against the law.
If you are going to DebOOonK an expert then you have to at least provide a source with credentials of equal or greater relevance. Even then, it merely shows that some experts disagree with each other.

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Re: Lady Gaga off the blacklist in PR China.
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 05:03:24 PM »
My own view is that protection of culture is worth a little censorship.

This is one of those opinions that's actually just wrong.
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Re: Lady Gaga off the blacklist in PR China.
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 05:24:30 PM »
My own view is that protection of culture is worth a little censorship.

This is one of those opinions that's actually just wrong.
Nudity.
If you are going to DebOOonK an expert then you have to at least provide a source with credentials of equal or greater relevance. Even then, it merely shows that some experts disagree with each other.

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Re: Lady Gaga off the blacklist in PR China.
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 09:30:06 PM »
My own view is that protection of culture is worth a little censorship.

This is one of those opinions that's actually just wrong.
Nudity.

What an American thing to say.

Re: Lady Gaga off the blacklist in PR China.
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 10:54:20 PM »
My own view is that protection of culture is worth a little censorship.

This is one of those opinions that's actually just wrong.
Nudity.
Yes, because seeing the human body is likely to destroy a child forever. It's far better to shield children from matter of sexuality and let them figure it out on their own.


This physically pains me to type, but I agree with Thork.
I think things should be age-rated. I think things should come with warnings. I don't think anything legal should be censored.
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Re: Lady Gaga off the blacklist in PR China.
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 11:07:16 PM »
... I don't think anything legal should be censored.... As long as I stay within the law, what's the problem?

But in order to stay within the law you have to define what the law is. In this case the law is "No Lady Gaga".

I don't know where you live, but chances are your country has some level of censorship.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_banned_films
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_books_banned_by_governments