Whats with WInnie the Pooh at the bottom of the site?

  • AskMe4MyDiscord's Avatar Rexxar 85 5 Posts Joined 10/01/2019
    Posted 6 days, 8 hours ago

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad Honorary Explorer 300 254 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 6 days, 8 hours ago

    Because Winnie the Pooh is banned in China.

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  • ArngrimUndying's Avatar Jaina 250 121 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 6 days, 7 hours ago

    It's a dig at Chinese President Xi Jinping - he was compared to Winnie in a meme and he took offense, so Pooh has been banned in China for the last few years. So naturally it's now re-surging as a protest symbol against him/the Chinese government.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/07/china-bans-winnie-the-pooh-film-to-stop-comparisons-to-president-xi

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  • AliRadicali's Avatar 305 468 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 6 days, 7 hours ago

    It's a response to Blizzard banning Blitzchung and sacking two casters for coming out in support of the Hong Kong protests, essentially. Blizzard is sucking up to the chinese government so Flash put up a symbol of defiance and derision.

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  • GoliathTheDwarf's Avatar Content Squad 310 190 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 6 days, 7 hours ago

    Personality-wise, I consider it the highest complement to be compared to Pooh. Xi is a fool for not finding a way to turn it to his advantage somehow. On the flip side, I'm glad he didn't do that and corrupt the image of Pooh in the possess by associating it with his government.

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  • GerritDeMan's Avatar 130 59 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 6 days, 7 hours ago
    Quote From ArngrimUndying

    It's a dig at Chinese President Xi Jinping - he was compared to Winnie in a meme and he took offense, so Pooh has been banned in China for the last few years. So naturally it's now re-surging as a protest symbol against him/the Chinese government.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/07/china-bans-winnie-the-pooh-film-to-stop-comparisons-to-president-xi

    Never thought I'd see one of my favourite childhood cartoon characters being used as a protest symbol 15 years later.

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  • Kelian's Avatar 130 55 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 6 days, 6 hours ago

    In my opinion, that's awesome.  Winnie the Pooh symbolizing the fight for human rights and freedom is the kind of thing you could previously only read about (and probably not believe)

    "We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

    ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Synesthesy's Avatar 170 138 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 6 days, 4 hours ago

    I didn't know this meaning of this, but I sure agree with this.

    However, for me, Pooh is more an old music group than a bear :P

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  • Shosupply's Avatar 265 97 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 6 days, 3 hours ago

    Haha I was wondering the same thing.  Thanks for posting this question!

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  • GameTheory345's Avatar Magma Rager 160 56 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 days, 20 hours ago

    Petition to change the unicorn logo of the website to Winnie the Pooh for a while, because I did not notice this until you brought it to attention. 

    ???

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  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Derpcorn 505 555 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 5 days, 19 hours ago
    Quote From GameTheory345

    Petition to change the unicorn logo of the website to Winnie the Pooh for a while, because I did not notice this until you brought it to attention. 

    I had briefly considered it, but not sure if copyright holders would be excited about that :P

    The other consideration was to dress up Derpcorn as Pooh, but that would have taken more time than available.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar 300 186 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 5 days, 18 hours ago

    He is just happy to be here, as he is a simple bear.

    Best to leave him to his own machinations.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 345 306 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 days, 14 hours ago

    And here i was wondering what everyone was talking about because i almost never scroll completely down :) 

    I also did not know that Pooh was/is banned in China!

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