Chinese gaming site censors Winnie The Pooh in Kingdom Hearts III

adminNovember 23, 2018

When the Chinese game site A9VG recently covered Kingdom Hearts III, decided to eliminate one thing: Winnie the Pooh.

Below is a screenshot of the A9VG The coverage that was published on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. According to Buzz PlusApparently, to avoid the censors, the site decided to eliminate the Pooh bear.

What gives?

The Chinese leader Xi Jinping has been compared on several occasions with Winnie the Pooh, which led to the repression of the character in Chinese social networks.

More recently, the movie Christopher Robin was banned in China. According to The Hollywood Reporter no official reason was given, but one source claimed that it was due to Pooh's comparisons.

Other Chinese gaming sites executed images of the character (screenshot below), so it seems A9VG I was being on the more cautious side for social networks.

A9VGHowever, it has an image of the Pooh bear on its website.

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Other sites, however, did not include any image of the character.

A Chinese language version of Kingdom Hearts III It's still under development It's not yet known if Winnie the Pooh will appear in the game or not.

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