China Bans Lady Gaga And Beyoncé, Among Others
Posted on Fri Aug 26, 2011 04:40 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Chinaâ€™s Ministry of Culture has posted a list of 100 songs that will be banned in the country beginning September 15, including Lady Gagaâ€™s â€œJudasâ€ and Beyoncéâ€™s â€œRun the World (Girls).â€
The ministry is demanding that the songs be removed from Chinese websites because they had not been submitted for mandatory government screening, which is intended to protect Chinaâ€™s â€œnational cultural securityâ€ by filtering out imported entertainment content that contains subversive political or ideological messages.
Sites that do not comply with the new rule will be prosecuted, though the penalties were not specified.
Other songs on the ban list include: Backstreet Boysâ€™ â€œI Want It That Way,â€ Katy Perryâ€™s â€œLast Friday Night,â€ and Britney Spearsâ€™s â€œBurning Up.â€