Text: “China bans Namewee’s viral pop song Fragile.” BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-59379880
Extract: “A viral pop song that pokes fun at Beijing and its supporters has been banned in mainland China.
Fragile mocks so-called “little pinks” – a term which refers to young nationalists who rush to the defence of the Chinese government on the internet.
The lyrics contain words like “re-education camp”, “cotton”, “inseparable relationship”, taking a dig at sensitive issues ranging from Xinjiang to Taiwan sovereignty.”
The open-mindedness of Namewee’s song has resulted in a blanket ban in China. However, humor and music can be ways to bring to light issues with totalitarian governments and could result in positive political changes over time.