A social media community platform in China banned Kpop artists like BTS, Blackpink, Nct, and EXO for the next sixty days. The ban was imposed because kpop fans in China are raising money illegally. Read on to know more.
WHY IS KPOP BANNED IN CHINA?
WEIBO, a social media community giant in China, banned a few Kpop acts like BTS, Blackpink, Exo, and NCT for 1-2 months. Kpop sensation BTS is banned for sixty days in China, due to illegal fundraising carried out by the group in China after some photographs of a customized aircraft with BTS’ pictures on it surfaced on the internet. The aircraft was funded by a BTS Fanclub in China. BTS will not be allowed to post on Weibo for a total of sixty days.
The fan club on Weibo is run by Chinese Armys and the account has garnered over 1.1 million followers. The account focuses on the BTS member Park Jimin. The fan club account was blocked from posting on Weibo after the photos of the aircraft were posted online.
The First in the world—Customized Exclusive Airplane in cooperation with Jeju Air— PARKJIMINBAR👑 (@JIMINBAR_CHINA) September 1, 2021
Flight Number: HL8087
Note: The route may be changed due to some special reasons, please download Flightradar24 to check the flight information. pic.twitter.com/vp6AMpqjgd
KPOP ARTISTS BLACKPINK, NCT AND EXO BANNED IN CHINA
The sanctions imposed on the account came amid China’s campaign to clean up the entertainment industry and adhere to the “absurd” behavior shown by supporters.
The party has since reduced children’s access to online games and tries to discourage what they see as unhealthy celebrity attention. Last week, the government banned male sex offenders on TV and banned image development shows for their “low moral standards” that could have a negative impact on young people. The customized flight was part of the group’s plans to celebrate Jimin’s 26th birthday in October.