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Winnie the Pooh has been censored from Chinese social media after unflattering memes compared the honey-loving bear to the country’s President Xi Jinping.

Ahead of the country’s Communist party congress this autumn, posts featuring the beloved children's book character were censored on the Chinese social network Sina Weibo.

Searches for the “Little Bear Winnie” – as Pooh is called in China – returned the error message “content is illegal”. Meanwhile, animated gifs fearing Pooh vanished from messaging app WeChat.

 

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unholypoledancer

That is insane. I can't believe that would happen, but then again, I know China is strict, you can't access Facebook in that country and so on.

 

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smittykins

And here I thought it was going to be because he didn’t wear pants.

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