- This FF has banned all entertainers from overseas who have ever attended activities that "threaten national sovereignty
- They are currently lobbying to ban the attendance of babies and small children at two vital ceremonies during a very special event
- They also want to restrict the use of cameras at one of the world’s greatest sporting events
- They have not guaranteed journalist access to ‘banned sites’ such as Wikipedia and the BBC
. . . today’s Friday Fuckwit is of course . . . the Chinese Government.
After the lovely Bjork shouted “Tibet! Tibet” at a Shanghai concert and performed "Declare Independence" recently, the ban was put into place.
"Any artistic group or individual who have ever engaged in activities which threaten our national sovereignty will not be allowed in," the Ministry of Culture said in a statement on its website. During performances, entertainers who "threaten national unity", "whip up ethnic hatred", "violate religious policy or cultural norms" or "advocate obscenity or feudalism and superstition", will also be banned, the rules state
Lets see . . well that puts Slipknot and Nine Inch Nails out of contention and I’m guessing the Living End and U2 are a little edgy for the Chinese . . .
The new rules come on top of Beijing banning pop festivals and tightening approvals for outdoor events in the months leading up to the Olympics, where it fears security threats from unruly crowds and potential protesters. Even encores need to be approved in advance, the ministry added. "Nothing that has not been approved will be allowed to be performed," it said.
Personally, I think entertainers are the least of China’s problems. They should be far more concerned about the state of the sailing site! Then again, I won't be watching, they can swim in custard or push jelly uphill with a hot pin for all I care! Sing it luv!