After a wave of Chinese artistes being exposed for their problematic behaviors, the Chinese government is taking a strong crackdown on the entertainment industry and creating a series of morality classes for celebrities. Although it is not clear if the courses are mandatory, several big stars such as Sun Li (孙俪) and Tiffany Tang Yan (唐嫣) have already enrolled in the course despite having a clean image.
The course is created with input from the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Radio and Television and aims to correct the problems in the entertainment industry. Artistes who attend the class are taught topics such as political acuity, legal awareness, social responsibilities and morality acumen. Since artistes have to take time out of their busy schedules to attend, netizens suspect that many artistes are preemptively taking the courses to avoid being blacklisted.
Chinese actress Sun Li attended two sessions and shared that she found the content meaningful, and gained a better understanding of her social responsibilities. Confessing that the course will help guide her future projects, the actress shared, “I hope to bring more meaningful works that would spread good values.”
Source: World Journal
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.