In recent news, it has been reported that famous comedian Uncle Roger has been banned from Chinese social media after joking about the government of China. He should read the entire article for more information and continue reading for more details. Follow us to know all the ideas. A British Malaysian comedian, Nigel Ng, better known by his online personality Uncle Roger, has reportedly been suspended from Chinese social media after making jokes about the government of China on his stand-up show, a namely, ‘The Haiyaa Special’. Last week, the comedian reportedly posted a clip from his upcoming comedy special in which he mistakenly joked about China’s surveillance of its citizens and Beijing’s sovereignty claims over Taiwan.
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In the viral video, NG asks a person in the audience where he is from, to which the man replies that he is originally from Guangzhou, China. Later, Ng makes another joke, telling audience members from Taiwan that the autonomous island is “not a real country.” The comedian then laughs and says that Uncle Roger will be canceled tonight. Ng’s Weibo and Bilibili accounts, which are the Chinese equivalent of Twitter and YouTube, were suspended over the weekend.
According to the BBC, the user was banned from posting because he violated relevant laws and regulations. China has been cracking down on dissent since the National Security Law was introduced in 2020 to ban sedition, secession and subversion against Beijing. Under China’s strict censorship system, two episodes of The Simpsons have previously been banned due to their reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre and forced labor cramps across the country. However, this is not the first time Ng has come up against China’s strict censorship laws.
In January 2021, the comedian collaborated with Mike Chen, a famous YouTuber who is a well-known critic of the CCP. Ng later dismissed the video and issued an apology on Weibo, stating that he was unaware of his political thoughts and his incorrect comments about China in the past. His decision sparked a backlash from activities that accused him of ‘bowing down’ to Beijing. Additionally, Ng’s stand-up special will be released digitally on June 4, which is the anniversary of the 1989 democracy protests in Tiananmen Square that led to the massive massacre of several thousand.
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— Nigel Ng (Uncle Roger) (@MrNigelNg) May 15, 2023