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Fox Cuts ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Drug Use and Homosexual Content For China Release

Fox Cuts ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Drug Use and Homosexual Content For China Release

China has granted Fox permission to release ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the Middle Kingdom, but it comes with a catch: in order to get approval for a Chinese release of the film, Fox had to cut out instances of male intimacy and drug use.

So the folks over in China will get to see the film, just without some of the most character-driven (and, you know, reality-based) moments.

There are myriad questions and implications surrounding this issue. How should Fox handle this from a business versus moralistic perspective? Are the Chinese people better off getting some idea of who Freddie Mercury was versus none at all? Will this type of partial censorship ultimately help advance human rights in China or hurt them?

No matter the result, the ongoing social engineering occurring in China is downright dystopian and only getting worse. For more on this, here’s a primer article on just one aspect of their social credit system:

China uses social credit surveillance system to ban millions from buying plane and train tickets

The Silence of the Lambs: Dissecting a Scene

The Silence of the Lambs: Dissecting a Scene

The Practical Effects of 'Honey I Shrunk the Kids,' 1989

The Practical Effects of 'Honey I Shrunk the Kids,' 1989