Chinese viewers balk at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film censorship

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BEIJING (AP) | A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about the band’s late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last October.

It was a touching film that made him cry hard, Peng says. He loved it enough to watch it a second time in his home city of Guangzhou after the film garnered a surprise China release.

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China’s Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

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BEIJING (AP) — One of China’s top social networking sites announced Monday that it will no longer be censoring content related to gay issues after the plan triggered a loud public outcry.

Weibo.com was flooded over the weekend with the hashtags “(hash)I’mGay” and “(hash)I’mGayNotaPervert” after the Twitter-like platform said that cartoons and short videos with pornographic, violent or gay subject matter would be investigated over a three-month period.

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