China Bans Everything But the Act

Pretty soon Chinese citizens won’t even be allowed to have sex, but until then, the Chinese government is banning everything sex-related. “Ooh” and “ahh” are being shushed on Chinese airways in a string of censorship outlawing everything from sexually provocative sounds and tantalizing language to “vulgar” advertisements for breast enhancements and female underwear.

1,466 advertisements worth 2 billion yuan ($246 million) in revenues have been removed from China’s airways since August, the country’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television proudly reports.

SARFT urged the country’s broadcasters to forgo vulgarity in the pursuit of “inspiring” content for the masses imbued with “socialist” values. I’m not sure what that might sound like, but I have a feeling it won’t sell the way sex does.

[via Reuters]