PewDiePie China Ban refers to Swedish
PewDiePie becoming a blacklisted topic in the
Chinese segment of the
internet after he showed several
Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh comparison
memes in his video.
On October 16th, 2019, YouTuber PewDiePie released an episode of his
Meme Review series titled "
Hong Kong vs
Ends Fortnite [MEME REVIEW] #68" in which he showed several Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh Comparisons memes and discussed
South Park China Ban and other recent controversies involving China (shown below).
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On October 18th, 2019, a number of Hong Kong-based Twitter users reported that searches for PewDiePie no longer produced results on the Chinese social media (tweets shown below).
On October 19th, 2019, PewDiePie released a video titled "PewDiePie Is BANNED in China," in which he shared the news of the ban.
Well boys, we did it! I'm banned from China. […] Now if you search anything PewDiePie-related on any
In the following hours, the news of the ban was covered by multiple news sources, including articles by Dexerto,
Daily Mail and
On /r/PewdiepieSubmissions subreddit, multiple users posted memes about PewDiePie being blacklisted by China. For example, an October 19th, 2019, post by Redditor Satanskii received over 22,600 upvotes in three days (shown below, left). Another post by Redditor icewallowcome42069 gained over 36,000 upvotes in two days (shown below, center).
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