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China Censors Lady Gaga, Gays, and More in ‘Friends’ Reunion

China’s top streaming platforms censored roughly six minutes of content from HBO Max’s Friends: The Reunion during its Thursday debut. The excluded content includes pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, gay fans, a shot of actor Matt LeBlanc in his underwear, and footage from the South Korean boy band BTS, which was previously accused of having “insulted” China.

China's top streaming platforms censored roughly six minutes of content from HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion during its Thursday debut. The excluded content includes pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, gay fans, a shot of actor Matt LeBlanc in his underwear, and footage from the South Korean boy band BTS, which …

South Korea Allows K-Pop Bands to Postpone Military Service

The National Assembly of South Korea passed a law Tuesday that allows pop stars to defer mandatory military service up to age 30 if the nation’s culture minister deems them “significant contributors to the elevation of national reputation,” according to the news agency Yonhap.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and SUGA of the K-pop boy band BTS visit the "Today" Show at Rockefeller Plaza on February 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

China Declares War on K-Pop Superstars BTS over Pro-U.S. Remarks

Samsung removed products referring to the world’s most famous South Korean pop (K-pop) band Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS), Chinese communist propaganda newspaper Global Times claimed on Sunday, after communists expressed outrage that the band applauded the relationship between South Korea and America.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: K-pop boy band BTS visit the SiriusXM Studios on February 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)