Notable Weibo account “TV observer” posted on the 18th that the “Korean artist ban” had been upgraded, and posted what seemed to be an internal notice from Jiangsu TV.
– This notice alerted everyone that all CFs featuring any Korean artists will not be broadcasted, and that all other TV channels had received the same notice
At the same time, “the ban has not been officially announced, but a verbal notification has been given to the leadership of all TV channels and it is up to the leadership to execute the spirit of the order.”
According to an industry insider, the request is that all Korean dramas, films, variety, and Korean derived works will not be allowed to be broadcast.
– However, those already approved will not be affected, such as “The Masked Singer” and “Dad, Where are We Going”
The insider also commented that this ban isn’t just limited to TV channels, but all online platforms as well.
Cnetz comment below:
[+29,730] The TV channels are finally doing something right this time
[+14,444] Chinese media is finally taking a stance. When are we doing the same to Japan?
[+14,429] Well done! Koreans earn our money but also look down on us and curse at us. The best thing is to ban travel to Korea as well, so this way they’ll know how important we are!
[+10,173] Like me if you hate all the sissies amongst Korean male celebrities!
[+10,030] Hunan TV will still continue to broadcast Korean stars. What will the child do when he doesn’t see his dad?
[+8,518] To be honest, although I really like watching some Korean dramas and stars, but their president is too disgusting and too thick faced. She’d rather be an American dog, so well done on the ban!
[+5,891] I support the Korean artist ban. Korea has been too cocky these years
[+4,858] I’ve waited so long for this! One word, well done!
[+4,342] Good job on the ban. These Koreans only know to come to China to take our money and take us for fools
[+1,147] Although I never watch Korean dramas or follow their celebrities, I still look down on these kinds of tactics. If you’re going to do this then announce your policies to the world
Yahoo News: Korean Artist Ban fires shots, Song Joongki loses CF
Song Joongki became VIVO cell phone’s brand ambassador for USD 3 million in May.
– With Song Joongki’s halo effect, it sold 250,000 units the first day it was released
– However, when the company teased the release of its newest phone, the ambassador had been switched to Eddie Peng
– It’s speculated that the company switched ambassadors due to fears of controversy impacting the brand’s image and sales
[+11,271] Eddie Peng is also a good choice. He has good visuals and a good body, better than a sissy
[+6,652] Whether in terms of visuals or body, Eddie Peng isn’t any less than Song Joongki
[+4,919] What do you mean surreptitiously switched to Eddie Peng? In what way is Eddie Peng less than him? He’s good looking, hard working, and strives to better himself. He bears himself well as well!
[+4,184] I’d like to ask if any other countries have invited Chinese people to be their brand ambassadors?
[+3,112] I encourage the country to ban all Korean artists…
[+2,247] This must be done. It’s obvious from the news everyday what Korea is doing and what they’re doing to the Chinese fishermen. i really don’t know what’s so good about the Korean stars. Eddie Peng is much better, he’s Chinese in the end.
[+1,192] Korean jerks use machine guns to attack our fishing boats. Whoever uses Koreans is buying bullets for them!
[+1,111] Support support, I support the ban! Just like Korea once banned “My Fair Princess’!