China has banned it celebrities from flaunting their wealth on social media in the latest assault on the entertainment sector,.
On Tuesday, China’s Cyberspace Administration announced that celebrities in the country will not be permitted to ‘show off wealth’ or ‘extravagant pleasure.’ on social media
The new rules are put in place amid a crackdown on celebrity culture in China as the country continues to strengthen its grip on the entertainment industry.
The regulations also restrict celebrities from disclosing inaccurate or private information, inciting fans to attack one another, or propagating rumors.
According to Business Insider, social media pages both “celebrities and followers” will be expected to follow “public order and good customs,” “correct public opinion orientation and value orientation,” “advance communist fundamental values,” and “keep a healthy style and taste.”
In September, Celebrities were cautioned that they must “oppose the degenerate ideals of money worship, hedonism, and radical individualism.”entertainment industry symposium, hosted by Communist Party
The Beijing summit with the slogan “Love the party, love the country, advocate morality and art”.
Senior party leaders and showbiz executives were in attendance, and they were told to adhere to social principles, personal integrity, and family values.
Conference attendees were instructed to ‘consciously abandon vulgar and kitsch inferior tastes, and consciously oppose the decadent ideas of money worship, hedonism, and extreme individualism,’
A list of ‘misbehaving celebrities’ who have allegedly been blacklisted by Beijing was circulated on social media in August.
Zhao, 45, and Zheng, 30, were both on the list, along with Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu, who was arrested on suspicion of rape earlier this year.