Rage comics banned in China after jokes about a communist martyr
Crudely drawn comics have a huge following in China
You’ve probably seen their crudely drawn faces before, used in comics on the web. Now these simple cartoons are under fire in China.
But those simple faces are used to show extreme emotion, whether deep shame, sadness, sarcasm or, of course, fiery rage -- often at situations that shouldn’t trigger that level of anger.
But on Friday, Baozou’s Weibo account suddenly disappeared.
Baozou was actually first banned by Toutiao, the news aggregator -- followed by Weibo, Youku, Zhihu and many other publishing platforms in China.