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

  • AskMe4MyDiscord's Avatar Rexxar 135 14 Posts Joined 10/01/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad Dragon Scholar 465 499 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Because Winnie the Pooh is banned in China.

    No, that's wrong!

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  • ArngrimUndying's Avatar Draconically Dedicated 400 531 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week 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 425 713 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week 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 345 243 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week 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 175 118 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week 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 Wonderform Operator 165 92 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week 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)

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    ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Synesthesy's Avatar 175 139 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week 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 315 148 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

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

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  • GameTheory345's Avatar Magma Rager 210 125 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week 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 Snow-Covered 675 896 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 4 months, 1 week 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 325 236 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week 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 370 353 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week 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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  • taylor941's Avatar Banned 25 1 Posts Joined 10/28/2019
    Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Interesting! I read all the comments here. Winnie the Pooh is one of my favorites.

     

    China is very tight but why Chinese President Xi Jinping does not restrict their growth in their country.

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