China bans hip-culture, tattoos

China has officially placed a ban on hip-hop culture in the country. In addition to the ban, the country extended the strict hand to actors who have tattoos on their body as they have also been banned from appearing in the media.

The latest development comes as part of a crackdown on “low taste content” by the country.

The country in its latest law added four don’ts to the media’s regulation.

The development was communicated by Gao Changli, China’s publicity department director at the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT).

He said in the statement released: “Absolutely do not use actors whose heart and morality are not aligned with the party and whose morality is not noble.”

He added: “Absolutely do not use actors who are tasteless, vulgar and obscene. Absolutely do not use actors whose ideological level is low and have no class. Absolutely do not use actors with stains, scandals and problematic moral integrity.”

According to Chinese news outlet, Sina, regulator now “specifically requires that programs should not feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip hop culture, sub-culture and dispirited culture.”