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Zedd Is Permanently Banned From China for Liking a South Park Tweet

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Remember Zedd? He wrote that song “Clarity” that seems to always be playing in every dentist office and elevator on a loop? He dated Selena Gomez for a hot minute? Well, Zedd is back, and for the strangest reason possible. He is apparently stuck in the middle of a geopolitical controversy for liking a tweet from the official South Park account on Twitter. South Park drew ire from China over a recent episode, “Band in China,” which centered around and mocked the country’s stringent censorship laws. The tweet that Zedd liked celebrated the show’s 300th episode. Zedd tweeted his confusion over the ban on Friday, and CNBC confirmed the veracity of the ban with his management. Meanwhile, Zedd’s music is still available on Chinese streaming services. This has been your daily helping of political word soup. You’re welcome!

Zedd Is Banned From China for Liking a South Park Tweet