(TibetanReview.net, Nov06’22) – It is suggested that Warner Bros. black adam was banned in China because its actor Pierce Brosnan mentioned in positive terms an encounter he had with the Dalai Lama in a magazine interview.
The rumor of the ban started on the forums of BoxOfficeTheory.comwhere someone named Isaac Newton claimed black adam will not appear in Chinese theaters, reported the cbr.com November 5.
The same user reportedly predicted China’s ban on Spider-Man: No Coming Home and Venom: let there be carnage.
The user suggested that the ban was introduced after Pierce Brosnan’s interview with the QG magazine last month, in which the actor told an anecdote about a meeting he had with the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet.
Beijing condemns the Dalai Lama as a separatist, though he only seeks true autonomy for his occupied homeland in accordance with China’s constitutional guarantees for ethnic minority regions.
The report notes that if the Pierce Brosnan rumors are true, it would not be the first time that a major Hollywood actor’s support for Tibet has prompted a response from Chinese authorities. Films featuring actor Keanu Reeves were apparently banned from showing in China earlier this year after Reeves performed at a benefit concert for Tibet House US. Major streaming service providers including Tencent, bilibili and Videoremoved 19 of Reeves’ films from their sites, while Reeves’ name, Jinu Liweisi in Chinese, was reportedly wiped from the internet.
The move is part of attempts by the Communist Party-led Chinese government to suppress any reference to Tibet or its people in mainstream media. And it has pushed major Hollywood studios to do the same by denying non-compliant studios, films and actors access to the Chinese market.
The film also features Dwayne Johnson of WWF The Rock fame. Pierce Brosnan is also known for his starring role in James Bond films.
black adam is a DC Comics-based superhero film of the same name that finally debuted in October. QG is an American international monthly men’s magazine based in New York and founded in 1931. The publication focuses on fashion, style and culture for men, through articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, celebrity sports, technology. , and books are also presented.