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Awful! China Bans GaGa, Katy Perry, And Backstreet Boys Tunez!

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Just another reason to grateful for the freedom we have in this country, regardless of the many improvements that still need to be made.

China's Ministry of Culture has reportedly banned music download sites from releasing songs by Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, and the Backstreet Boys because they had never been submitted for mandatory government screening, and that "national cultural security" must be protected!

According to them, over 100 songs, including GaGa's Judas, Perry's Last Friday Night, and Backstreet's I Want It That Way have all been ordered down within two weeks, or else the sites face punishment.

Check out a news story regarding the matter (above)!

Seems so foolish to focus on these kind of censorship issues when there are so many other problems at hand on which they should be focusing!

Hopefully at some point soon they'll realize that creativity cannot be stifled, regardless of how hard some may try!

Such a shame.

What do U think?? Is the Chinese government out of line?

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52 comments to “Awful! China Bans GaGa, Katy Perry, And Backstreet Boys Tunez!”

  1. 1

    Sounds like a plan to me.

  2. 2

    Maybe others should start doin similar and recognize that the majority of these "artists" are part of the problem with regard sexualising youth. And Gaga?! Talentless, nothing without shock factor or theatrics. Talks bout drugs inspiring her, is crazy skinny sings bout sex, drugs etc… she's way too sexualised. She shud pick a Target audience aka women not girls or take a good hard look at herself. She's a Madonna rip off. She's not new or exciting, she wears clothes grace Jones wore, imitates Madonna, she's pointless.

  3. 3

    Why is it "awful"? They are a different country with their own beliefs, laws & values. They can do what they want. Why do you expect everyone to have the same standards as the U.S. ? It's such a conceit. Americans always seem to think other countries should emulate the US lifestyle. I personally thinking the Chinese must have pretty discerning taste.

  4. 4

    This is why China as a whole is way smarter

  5. 5

    The more banning of shitty music the better. Way to go China!!! You've been around a lot longer than the US so I guess you MUST be doing something right.

  6. 6

    Backstreet Boys? I thought they were defunct by now and nobody even mentions them. This was surprising….

  7. 7

    And the TRASHY music of Rihanna and Ke$ha are fine…

  8. 8

    china government is a shit ,i‘m a chinese and i‘m not proud of that.

  9. 9

    Well, to be honest, we get so out of hand w things, and we think we're so ahead of everyone, so much better. So many world powers like Rome and Egypt survived thousands of years, China even longer. We're already going down the shit whole and how old are we? Not even 250 yrs? Ugh, I don't even know where to begin. But for some reason, I like the idea of someone having some rules for Hollywood and the media and not letting everyone do whatever they want. I think it may be extreme, but I do like the idea of some control, in a good way.

  10. 10

    WOW China really is becoming better than the U.S.

  11. 11

    this has nothing to do what they say. they're trying to stop the American music industry to enter their country, JUST LIKE AMERICA'S MEDIA TRYES EVERYTHING IN ORDER TO STOP ANY FOREIGN ARTISTIC EXPRESSION TO ENTER THE USA, IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN MARKET. because this is what's happenned forever, we sell the American music all over the world, everywhere you go in the world, there's American music playing on the radio. while here, when did you last heard a song in another language in an American radio??? or tv? GOOD FOR THEM, NOT ALLOWING THEIR CULTURE TO GET DESTROYED BY THE ILLUSION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM!

  12. 12

    While it's strange that they're JUST NOW banning the Backstreet Boys… YAY for banning Lady Gag-ga!

  13. 13

    ughh soo boring china now listent to chinese crap were better than them

  14. frrf says – reply to this


    And yet china is one of the only countries doing very well economically….while we're going down the toilet like a used condom. Gee their views are just so fucked up…

  15. 15

    Re: Alexima – Exactly.

  16. 16

    Re: MMSEllenRe: Mimi the MagnificentRe: Alexima
    Excellent points!

  17. 17

    Finally!!! China has done something sensible!!

  18. 18

    yes while they build up their armies and train them using the money they got from the effing free trade agreements meanwhile flooding all the markets with their crap and outing normal people from the market .. doomed i say we are all doomed

  19. 19

    Wow, I guess China is pretty good after all.

  20. 20

    Re: residentevil808 – Well, from your post we know we're not better educationally.

  21. 21

    Well I totally understand banning GaGa. She's a freak and her music sucks ass

  22. 22

    Maybe they just want true talent and art played in their country instead of Attention whore bullshit

  23. china says – reply to this


    if i had the power, i would ban tranny caca`s crap from being played worldwide…

  24. 24

    Coz they have own (fake) gaga …

  25. 25

    god why is it china is so much more advanced than us? even they can see its complete bullshit….what mario u think we would have been in an uproar over this?! WHO GIVES A FUCK

  26. ONIT says – reply to this


    They also banned Beyonce and Kylie Minogue. Crazy!

  27. 27

    thats such a retarded thing to say. Im pretty sure you wouldnt be pleased if the U.S started banning your favorite music and all the other stuff they ban. You should be thankful that you live in a democracy and not a dictatorship like the poor people of China.

  28. 28

    Re: china – Ahaha…. If I could I would give you the power then lol

    Anyway, I think its a great move from China. Culturally they have so much and so many beautiful things, their theatre, their music, their paintings, their poetry, WHY the hell are they going to allow people like Gaga ruin their beautiful culture with so much trash, and not like they are lacking in the sex area since theres plenty of literature about it, and with real good taste. I say go China. Music industry needs a limit.

  29. 29

    As to the argument that China should choose their own cultural influences. One thing is the music, but if they ban regular music, imagine how much else they censure.

  30. 30

    It means they have great taste and can smell shit when they hear it. Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Miley, Justin, should be banned too!

  31. 31

    Uh, they are better off for it.

    Lady Gaga is very talented. I can't stand her because everything is sex with her, even though she spreads important messages.

    Katy Perry is T-R-A-S-H. I am embarrassed to have grown up in Santa Barbara at the same time. She has ruined the town for me.

    Backstreet Boys are just played out.

  32. 32

    I love how everyone is looking at the fact these singers have been banned, and they're only talking about how annoying these mainstream artists' are because of personal dislike.

    I personally, cannot stand these singers, because I dislike pop music.

    The way I see it is, what happens if the country you lived in (especially the US), banned every type of 'other' music EXCEPT for mainstream pop like this?

    how would you like that? you'd obviously be pissed off, which there are obviously fans in china of these artists'. So instead of bashing these singers for their capabilities as a performer, think about the fact that their right to listen to these singers is being taken away.

  33. 33

    Great, wish they would ban Gaga here as well.

  34. 34

    They aren't "banning" the Backstreet Boys, they are banning websites from making ONE SONG–I Want It That Way– available for illegal downloading. The Backstreet Boys are still VERY popular in China having toured there several times in the last couple of years. Now if you can ANYTHING vulgar or subversive in the pop classic I Want It That Way, you are far more disturbed than the Chinese ministry.

  35. 35

    First sentence in this blog is wrong. I guess the Chinese has better taste in music then we do. Heck, they were smart enough to make deals to take away most of our jobs. I would say they have brains that work and ears that hear things that are really there. Now they should ban Beiber, Miley, and many many more untalented ppl that are making millions off of the dumb down Americans.

  36. 36

    Ban Katy Perry? Sounds wonderful.

  37. 37

    Re: crickets – LMFAO!! :-)

  38. 38

    and btw, how can a country be a display of economic progress if their population makes 5 bucks a day??? THIS IS A PATHETIC CONCEPT! economic disparity is what have been destroying the world. the rich have 95% of the money while the rest of the population has to lick the breadcrombs from the floor.that's the case of China and unfortunately, that's the case of America; while the salaries are a little more than they were in the 70s, the fucking government allowed the prices of useless things like, health care ( u know? the CARE THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ALLOW US TO HAVE, IN CASE SOME SHIT HAPPENS TO OUR HEALTH) catapulted to the stratosphere and it's now 500% more than what it was back in time. the world, starting from this country, is totally fucked up. and we are all such morons, we worship greed, we worship the money we don't have, we worship the rich, while they have EVERYTHING, and we have nothing, but the obligation to conform, to behave according to their rules, to obbey and to shut up.

  39. 39

    Re: Alexima – way to stay on topic

  40. 40

    What is up with all of the typos Perez? You have such great things to say and it takes away from the impact when words are spelled incorrectly or are missing. I know there is a rush to get the information posted, but maybe the team could pay a little closer attention?

  41. 41

    Re: Meggie246624 – i'm just stepping back a little to see the big picture… but you're right, i went waaaaay away from the topic. lol… i'm just irritated. sorry. lol

  42. 42

    glad to read there is a country where people will not listen to all that crap !!!

  43. 43

    Re: Alexima:-) it's cool

  44. 44

    Re: MMSEllen
    Don't be stupid! PERSONS should have the right for their own beliefs & values not their goverment.This is not about your hate for Gaga it is about freedom!

  45. 45

    STFU.. it is non of your business, if you ever want to be accepted as a qu3er then you need to learn to accept others for how they are.. ass

  46. 46

    I like I want it that way, lol.

  47. 47

    HAHAHHAHA keep fooling yourself thinking u live in the land of freedom. China is nothing compared to the slavery and lack of freedom in US.

  48. 48

    China sounds better and better everyday!

  49. 49

    These bans are only for odd tracks, Gaga got Born This Way album released over there with Judas removed, this is old news ;o)

  50. 50

    What the **?
    That is just mad, you can't decide what you want to listen to anymore?
    I mean, if you don't want to listen to it then you just don't. You can't decide that for a whole country.
    Fu*k the government!!! People should have freedom, at least in the musics power. And they should focus on more important life things.

  51. 51

    Re: bleahf – yeah and like abortions of female fetuses or leave them to die out in the street , great country …NOT.
    If you don't like that kind of music then don't listen to it, are they going to ban rap and heavy metal too because the lyrics in some of the songs are way WAY worse than anything Gaga has ever sang.

  52. Thaye says – reply to this


    Censorship is never a good thing. And anyone who commented here that this is a good, clever move by the Chinese government or whatever else, has let his little personal issues with either the USA in general or said artists (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Backstreet Boys) take over his reason and sense. Snap out of it, guys. Freedom of art and expression should be valued above any personal concerns, and if you don't agree with this, then I suggest you move to China or (even worse) North Korea for some time and see how you like it there compared to the freedom in other countries.