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  1. censorship
    Delta Assumes Its Passengers Are Bookdumb, Censors Olivia Wilde’s BooksmartYou can’t spell Booksmart without U-T-I.
  2. word soup
    Zedd Is Permanently Banned From China for Liking a South Park TweetIt makes less sense the more you think about it.
  3. censorship
    Elton John Condemns Russia’s Censorship of Rocketman Sex ScenesApparently Russia hates fun.
  4. censorship
    In Case You Thought That Censored Good Fight Scene Was a Meta-Joke, Think AgainAfter CBS All Access objected to the animated short, the series’ showrunners opted to replace it with a censorship message.
  5. censorship
    Hasan Minhaj Thanks Saudi Arabia for Censoring Netflix’s Patriot Act“For the first time in my life, I was a bipartisan icon. Liberals and conservatives: they both embraced me like I was money from Big Pharma.”
  6. What Did Robert De Niro Say That Got Censored at the Tonys?Depending on how you watched Sunday night’s show, you might not have heard it at all.
  7. When a Feminist Artist Is Censored by a Feminist GalleryNatalie Frank’s Story of O pictures scared a lot of people. Including her gallerist.
  8. bans
    Bad Boy Justin Bieber Banned From Performing in China for ‘Bad Behavior’Is it too late now to say 对不起?
  9. censorship
    Power Rangers Release Cleared in Malaysia After Beauty and the Beast ControversyThe film includes a scene where one Ranger is questioning her sexuality.
  10. beauty and the beast
    Malaysia Will Show Uncensored Beauty and the Beast After AllBut it won’t be PG.
  11. censorship
    Malaysian Censor Wants to Cut Over Four Minutes From Beauty and the BeastThe “exclusively gay” moment, and then some.
  12. censorship
    Disney Won’t Cut Beauty and the Beast ‘Gay Moment’ Despite Malaysia ObjectionThe studio won’t alter the movie.
  13. censorship
    North Carolina’s WRAL Censored Chappelle’s SNLIn particular, little of Chappelle’s monologue was heard.
  14. banned films
    DRC Bans Film on Doctor Who Aids Rape VictimsThe Man Who Mends Women tells the story of Dr. Denis Mukwege.
  15. secret history of television
    Secret History of TV: Who First Said ‘Motherf*cker’ in a Show?Find out in this episode of “Vulture’s Secret History of Television.”
  16. How ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Fought – and Won – to Get ‘Pussy’ on TVOver the weekend, Amy Schumer and the writers/producers of Inside Amy Schumer sat down for a Paley Center panel all about the show, and it […]
  17. unnecessary censorship
    Thanks to Amy Schumer, Comedy Central No Longer Censors the Word PussyIt was their Mr. Smith Goes to Washington moment.
  18. The FCC Banned The Latest Episode of Fox’s ‘High School USA!’Fox’s new animated sitcom High School USA!, part of its Saturday night ADHD block, is running into trouble from the FCC. Creator Dino […]
  19. Watch Stephen Colbert and Hugh Laurie Read a List of Every Term They’re […] Here’s Stephen Colbert and special guest Hugh Laurie on The Colbert Report last night, running through a list of naughty words that they’re […]
  20. Unearthing Steve Allen and Lenny Bruce’s Unaired Discussion on Free SpeechThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  21. censorship
    Walmart Won’t Sell Daily Show Alum’s God ‘Memoir’: ‘I’m Not Sure Why They’d Sell Keith Richards’s Memoir But Not God’s’“Although these stores seem to have no qualms about selling piles of God’s two previous works.”
  22. lady gaga
    Lady Gaga Gets Gagged by MalaysiaBeing “Born This Way” doesn’t fly there.
  23. censorship
    Roger Ebert Has Strong Feelings on Huck Finn ControversyVery strong, uncensored feelings.
  24. censorship
    The New Pornographers Forced to Cancel Show Owing to Nonexistent Connection to Pornography“After weeks of discussion and consideration, the irony of the band’s name was impossible to explain to many.”
  25. censorship
    What Songs Were Made Better By a Radio Edit?From “banging” to “making love.”
  26. american idol
    American Idol Producers Retroactively Censor Katy PerryUnfortunately, they forgot to excise the performance’s most egregious offense.
  27. the take
    Yale Ends Violence in Our Time by Banning Onstage Weaponry