Last month, Time magazine ran a piece entitled, Tasteless, Vulgar, Obscene: China Just Banned Hip Hop Culture and Tattoos From Television. According to Chinese news outlet, Sina: The article states that the country’s top media regulator — the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT) — now “specifically requires that programs should not feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip hop culture, sub-culture (non-mainstream culture) and dispirited culture (decadent culture). Bling bling bling bloaw. Same thing different country.
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