Chinese officials pulled the plug on the film due to its portrayal of Bruce Lee.
Iconic martial artist’s daughter reportedly made a plea to China’s National Film Administration.
South Park was scrubbed from the Chinese internet just days earlier.
The episode takes aim at Hollywood’s editorial tweaking to avoid Chinese government censorship.
Cruise’s leather jacket no longer features the Japanese and Taiwanese flags.
The pop culture travesty is a result of the ensuing U.S.-China trade war.
The release will omit depictions of drug use and Freddie Mercury’s bisexuality.
The Middle Kingdom will get its first shot at the Merc with a (watered-down) Mouth.
The two-day Shanghai event may have misrepresented itself when booking the rapper.
China has been cracking down on imagery of the iconic characters after he was compared to Xi Jinping.
The communist country’s media regulators say the budding rap scene is “not aligned with the party.”
“In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.”