A fine of 2.5 billion for a word… Again, “shut up” in China

I said a word, but I was in danger of being fired from the company, and the company I was working for was on the verge of closing . This is what happened to a Chinese stand-up comedian called ‘House’ and his agency.

The fine imposed on the agency alone is 13,353,000 yuan, and our money is over 2.5 billion won. It was also subject to the confiscation of property of about 250 million won.

■What did you say?

Comedian Lee Haos, who goes by the stage name ‘House,’ held a performance in Beijing on the 13th based on two stray dogs he adopted.

In the process, I expressed the appearance of the adopted dogs chasing the squirrel like this.

I thought of the saying, ‘The attitude is excellent (work style) and if you fight, you win (能打勝仗). -House (cited by Shin Kyung-bo, a Chinese media outlet)

If you look at the Chinese translation as it is, there seems to be no problem. Because it expresses the momentum of a stray dog ​​running after a squirrel.

Comedian House (Source: Baidu)

However, as soon as House’s remarks became public, China was turned upside down.

It is because the phrase ‘Attitude is good and you win if you fight’ was what Chinese President Xi Jinping said . It is also known that it was first used in 2013, presenting a new look for the People’s Liberation Army . This is the so-called new People’s Army strengthening goal, the ’12 -Party Policy’.

“We must build an army that follows the Party’s command, fights and wins, and has a good attitude.” – Chinese President Xi Jinping메이저사이트, speaking at the 2013 Party Congress

Cordian ‘House’ is a part of the phrase ‘If you fight, you win, and your attitude is great’, it was used to express the appearance of an abandoned dog.

■The Chinese authorities launch a fact-finding… Some Chinese netizens also protest

Chinese authorities, state media, and netizens strongly protested that they insulted the People’s Liberation Army .

The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, posted a review on Weibo, the Chinese social media platform . The People’s Daily said, “If you step on the line while aiming for a one-sided laugh, you will fall into error.” “You must have fear in your heart, be careful with your words, and have a pause in your actions.” do,” he pointed out.

In a word, it is argued that not only the use of President Xi Jinping’s remarks in a comedy, but also the use of a phrase that speaks of the characteristics of the People’s Liberation Army in an abandoned dog is itself a ‘problem’. It contains anger about how dare you link a dog and the People’s Liberation Army .

Beijing City also launched a fact-finding investigation, saying, “The People’s Army is a strong guardian of national security and people’s well-being. emphasized. “The People’s Army must not be used as a means of ridicule,” he said.

■Wavelength, one wave, one wave… Netizens mentioning the military are also ‘detained’

Beijing venue where Comedian House is known to have performed (Source: Baidu)

In response to the criticism, House’s agency apologized for causing controversy with inappropriate metaphors and suspended House’s activities indefinitely.

However, despite the agency’s apology, Chinese authorities launched an investigation into the house and the agency . And what was handed down was a fine of 2.5 billion won and the confiscation of 300 million won of property. The organization that arranged the talk show and the officials of the performance hall are also being investigated.

A post from a netizen who was detained for remarks related to the military (Source: Weibo)

Furthermore, the Chinese authorities even arrested a 34-year-old woman who mentioned the military and dogs together on social media , saying she opposed the suspension of the house’s activities . The reason is that she made inappropriate comments related to soldiers.

According to public security authorities, the woman was placed under administrative detention after admitting to making inappropriate remarks about soldiers on the Internet to express her personal dissatisfaction.

At this point, I feel that I shouldn’t use any expressions related to the People’s Liberation Army in China. She is truly ‘divine’. As the People’s Daily commented, this incident will remind people living in China once again that they must live ‘with fear in their hearts and be careful with their words’.

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