China Declares War on Winnie the Pooh. No, This is Not a Joke


Winnie the Pooh might be nothing more than a chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff (look it up), but Communist China views the beloved fictional character as a serious threat to its image.

Serious enough to not only ban Winnie the Pooh from the country, but to outlaw any mention of the willy nilly silly old bear (again, look it up).

As far as Beijing is concerned, Winnie the Pooh no longer exists.

Heatstreet reports:

Mentions of Winnie the Pooh have been blocked on Chinese social networks after the silly cartoon character was used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The Chinese censors didn’t explain why mentions of the “bear of very little brain” have been blocked, but Chinese social media users often compared their President to the cartoon character.

Chinese social media users have started comparing their President Xi with Pooh Bear since 2013 after people posted an image Xi walking together with then-US President Barack Obama alongside a picture of Pooh and his tiger friend “Tigger”.

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