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Daryl Morey created a firestorm when he expressed his support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters; senior foreign affairs correspondent Greg Palkot reports.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, continues to be the NBA and China prevented on Monday, tweeting his support for the “South Park”, which was banned, the criticism from China after the last episode critical of the Communist government, and at the same time, the League for the perceived capitulation to Beijing.
The latest episode of “South Park” with the title “Band-in-China” has been scrubbed from China’s heavily regulated Internet, to go after criticism of Hollywood out of the way, to offend, to avoid the one-party state, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the episode, who was arrested on the character of Randy, for the sale of marijuana in China and was sent to a labor camp, similar to those, where more than a million Chinese Muslims imprisoned.
At the camp, Randy Winnie the Pooh-delivery-in — has also been banned in China, because of the character of the comparisons with the Chinese President Xi Jinping.
In his tweet, Cruz and his supporters encouraged to see the episode.
“Annoy A Communist. To Watch South Park. (Note to @NBA: this is how it is done.),” he posted.
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The censorship came after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey has in support of Hong Kong protesters over the weekend.
Team owner Tilman Fertitta distant and the organization of Morey ‘ s comments. NBA officials said they were disappointed in the “extreme” of Morey’s “inappropriate” tweet about Hong Kong, which will “seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese fans.”
Since the now-deleted tweet, sportswear brand Li-Ning and rockets sponsor of the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPD Bank) Credit Card Center have cut the tyre with the team.
The protesters in Hong Kong have authorities clashed with the police after a months-long demonstrations against the Chinese-backed. Beijing has seen the attempt to have more control over the semi-Autonomous territory.
The NBA has invested heavily in China with its 1.4 billion potential fans. The rockets have a deep following because of its connection to the country, the most famous player Yao Ming, was designed in 2002 and began a Hall of Fame career.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone in a statement to the episode, while criticism of the NBA.
“Like the NBA, we welcome the fact that the Chinese censors in our homes and in our hearts,” the statement read. “Also, we love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi does not look like Winnie the Pooh, not at all. Tune in to our 300 episode this Wednesday at 10! It is the great Communist party of China live. The autumn, like the sorghum-harvest-rich. We now use China?”
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U.S. lawmakers from across the political spectrum have blasted the League for his stance. Many accused the League, to appease, to what they view as a repressive regime.
Missouri, Sr., Josh Hawley, a Republican, took his dissatisfaction a step further Monday, to cancel the appeal on the NBA games in China. The Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to square-off with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday in Shanghai and Saturday in Shenzhen, China.