ACCIDENTAL CHINESE HIPSTERS IS NOW A BLOCKED SITE IN MAINLAND CHINA, which means that this guy can’t look at the funny pictures anymore. Why, China, why? Why won’t you let me share my jokes and ideas with my Mainland friends (and I’m speaking here about those who posses and do not posses fantastic mustaches)? I’m also speaking here about foreigners (American, European, Australian, etc) living in China and Chinese people in China, and, you know, anyone who happens to be there. What bothered you? Was it the thing I said about your bad haircuts? Surely, we can agree that those exist in every culture. It’s just that I happen to have a soft spot for the Chinese ones.
My inside source, Chuck, sent a nice email this morning to inform me that: “In case you didn’t know, but wanted to, it seems that Accidental Chinese Hipsters has been blocked in mainland China. I can’t access the site without a VPN. This occurred within the last two weeks I’d guess.”
Thanks, Chuck. Joke pouting about hilariously close-minded bureaucratic nightmare governments aside, I haven’t had enough time yet to deliberate on how this realization affects my feelings about running the site. I’ll surely check in with you guys on the subject later, and in the meantime would appreciate any insights readers have on Internet censorship in China.
Photo of Super Mario Bro Communist by B. Sorensen, Great Wall of China near Beijing.