Communist China Tries to ‘Cancel’ Statue of Liberty

In an astonishingly impudent move, the government of communist China attacked and tried to “cancel” the Statue of Liberty. Communists wanted to have it cut out of the new Spiderman film.

Communist China leader Xi Jinping, a good friend of Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin, has become increasingly totalitarian and dystopian over the past decade.

He is also threatening global order by preparing to invade US ally Taiwan.

Communist Beijing Really Hates Liberty

In late 2021, the Xi regime tried to force Hollywood filmmakers to ban scenes with the Statue of Liberty from “Spiderman: No Way Home.”

The company behind the film, Sony Pictures, allegedly managed to reject the demand of the Chinese communist regime, even as its corporate executives were scrambling to get a release date to air in China, a report by Puck revealed.

Eventually, Sony Pictures did lose millions and millions of dollars in revenue because the latest Spiderman film was never released in China.

The report cites multiple sources as saying China’s communist censors wanted to have the Statue of Liberty “digitally removed” from the film.

The impudence of the Chinese dictatorship knew no limits. After Sony Pictures rejected the initial demand, the communists asked whether the filmmaker could “minimize” the presence of the Statue of Liberty by “darkening the lighting” and “cutting” out key shots.

Sony Pictures rejected that as well.

“Spiderman: No Way Home” went ahead to gross a whopping $805 million in North America. However, Sony Pictures never explained publicly why the film got banned from a release in China.

The blockbuster Spiderman film was made in a partnership between Columbia Pictures, which is owned by Sony, and Marvel Studios, owned by Disney, with Sony Pictures in charge of the distribution.

Dr. Strange Film Banned over Newsstand and Lesbianism

For the time being, Sony hasn’t commented publicly on the revelation that it wanted to cancel the Statue of Liberty.

The last film that Marvel Studios released in China was “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” back in 2019, when it made $200 million in Chinese theaters.

Last week, the Chinese Communist censorship also banned another Marvel film, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

While the Xi dictatorship hasn’t explained the reasons for that, it is widely believed the film outraged the Communist Party of China because its trailer shows a split-second shot of a newsstand.

The newsstand in question happens to contain an issue of The Epoch Times, a NYC-based news company associated with Falun Gong, a Chinese religious movement banned and persecuted in communist China.

The Epoch Times has naturally been highly critical of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, and his regime.

Another potential cause could be the same reason that caused the film to be banned in Saudi Arabia, namely, that it features a lesbian character.