China will prohibit non-masculine men from appearing on TV, according to a new regulation.
“Broadcasters must ‘resolutely put an end to sissy men and other abnormal esthetics,’ the TV regulator said,” reports the Associated Press. The regulations are reportedly designed to “vigorously promote excellent Chinese traditional culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture.”
Furthermore, “vulgar internet celebrities” are not to be promoted. The move seems to reflect “official concern that Chinese pop stars, influenced by the sleek, girlish look of some South Korean and Japanese singers and actors, are failing to encourage China’s young men to be masculine enough,” reports AP.
The ban comes as the Communist state announced new regulations on video games as well.
Starting on Friday, minors will be limited to three hours of online gaming per week, and the three hours can only be played on weekends, during specified time slots.
Many believe the rollouts of the new rules are part of China’s attempt to enforce conformity and