- Some Filipinos condemn the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping
- Therefore, some netizens use the photo of Winnie the Pooh to protest
- Winnie the Pooh was banned in China for being compared to President Xi
In order to protest against the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Philippines, the netizens have been changing their profile pictures on social media to Disney character Winnie the Pooh.
KAMI learned the protesters also urged others to let out photos and effigies of Pooh to protest.
As reported by CNN Philippines, Winnie the Pooh has been banned in China after photos of President Xi with former US President Barack Obama was compared to Pooh and Tiger circulated online. China has been known for their restrictive filtering on the Internet and for censoring some information, they call this as Great Firewall of China.
It came to the point that if a user sends a viral photo of Xi and Obama being compared to Pooh and Tiger, the receiver won’t be able to see it. If Chinese would search “Winnie the Pooh and Xi Jinping” on Weibo, a website often used by Chinese, a message will pop up saying, “In accordance with relevant laws and regulations, results are not displayed.”
Here are some tweets of the netizens regarding the use of Winnie the Pooh to protest against the Chinese leader:
As previously reported by KAMI, President Xi has arrived in the Philippines. He came for a two-day state visit in the country. He was welcomed with red carpet at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
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