According to reports, content from "South Park" was removed from the Internet following a controversial episode criticizing Chinese censorship and the imprisonment of Muslim minorities.
The Hollywood Reporter noted on Monday that Chinese government censorship has begun deleting every clip, episode and online platform of the show from the heavily regulated Internet.
Searches on the Weibo social media site do not display South Park content. Links to episodes and complete seasons of Comedy Central's broadcast on streaming service Youku are dead according to the broadcaster.
A message titled "Under current laws and regulations, this section is temporarily unavailable" appears to be appearing on a "South." Park "thread on China's largest discussion platform, Baidus Tieba.
Randy is caught trying to sell weeds in China and sent to a labor camp that resembles the reeducation detention center in Xinjiang Province, which may have held more than 2 million Muslim minorities.
While imprisoned, Randy runs into an imprisoned Winnie the Pooh, an obvious blow to China's decision to heavily censor images of the character compared to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The episode also features the characters S Tan, Jimmy, Kenny and Butters form a metal band so popular that a film about the group begins production.
However, the script has been changed to make it more marketable in China, such as Disney or Marvel films.
"Now I know what Hollywood writers feel like," Stan says, while being watched by Chinese guards.  You must lower your ideals of freedom if you want to suck on China's warm teat. # southpark23
Watch "Band in China": https://t.co/GQEQL9ynCs pic.twitter.com/RepekgO3j9
– South Park (@SouthPark) 7th October 2019
The Hill has turned to Comedy Central to comment.
The NBA is currently a hot topic after Houston Rockets General Director Daryl Morey has expressed support for thousands of democracy-oriented protesters in the streets of the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong in recent weeks.
The Chinese Basketball Association responded by suspending relations with the Rockets.
Morey deleted his first tweet. Later, he also published a statement on Twitter saying he had no intention of "insulting Rocket fans and friends of mine in China."
The NBA made its own statement and said on Sunday it has acknowledged that Morey's comments "strongly" offend many of our friends and supporters in China, which is unfortunate. "
Some US legislators on both sides of the Ganges have criticized the NBA's reaction and accused the league of using money for human rights.