Kai Ko’s Films May Be Banned in China

By on October 10, 2014 in NEWS

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It has been reported that China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has put a ban on works featuring celebrities who have committed drug and sex crimes. SARFT issued a formal notice of the ban on September 29.

Upcoming films starring Kai Ko (柯震東), who was arrested for marijuana use in August, face uncertainty. A Choo <打噴嚏>, a romance film starring Kai and Ariel Lin (林依晨), was originally slated to premiere in China on October 4, but the distributers pulled the film. Kai’s other films, Tiny Times 4.0 <小時代4:靈魂盡頭> and Monster Hunt <捉妖記> were promoted as 2015’s Lunar New Year films, but their release dates may be postponed. Monster Hunt was originally supposed to have a press conference held in early October, but this was canceled last minute. However, the producers of Monster Hunt said the distributers have not notified them about a change in its release date.

In response, Kai’s manager stated, “We are very sorry and regretful that it has all come to this. We have wholeheartedly realized our mistakes and hope we will be given the chance to correct our wrongdoings.”

Jaycee Chan (房祖名), who was arrested for marijuana use and possession along with Kai Ko, will also be facing a similar ban in China. His film, A Monk in a Floating World <道士下山>, which is slated to open in December, may also be pulled from cinemas. However, as it has been reported that Jaycee does not have much screentime in the film, it is possible that the film will be shown in China as scheduled after his scenes are cut.

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

25 comments to Kai Ko’s Films May Be Banned in China

  1. jop says:

    he just smoked some weed, people gotta calm down

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  2. TP says:

    Ban anything as long as Kai Ko is in it..
    Chinese media dont need them anyway.. they have much better actors..

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  3. Straw says:

    I dont get why Kai Ko is even famous. if he come here in New York, i doubt that anyone would cast him or so on.. btw Banning anything with him on it is actually quite good.. so he wont have tooo much extra money to buy drugs.lol

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    • Straw replied:

      correction : comes

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    • Kster replied:

      me too.. probably becuase when he debuted the good looking actors were hiding.lol

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    • Mesbo Khun replied:

      agree with @straw here. he’s not actually good looking nor is his acting really good.he got lucky i suppose. many look better than him, act better than though.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        One of the traits that one should have in life and in this circle is “luck”.

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  4. warm says:

    What he do must responsibility. It’s correct all the movie or TV series is co star by him actually can’t broadcast in China,Taiwan and HK.

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    • J. H. replied:

      I don’t think they are banning his movies in Taiwan – only China and Hong Kong.

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  5. msxie says:

    So is China also banning Hollywood celebs into the county, since so many of them have been in trouble with drugs, alcohol and prostitution?

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    • Kster replied:

      calm down lol.. the hollywood celebs who do take drugs werent arrested in Red China.. Kai Ko on the other hand wa caught in Beijing,CHINA..

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      • Kster replied:

        was

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      • MW replied:

        That’s right. They did not blatantly violate laws in China. And, did not carry a torch for a cause only to be caught red handed.

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      • msxie replied:

        the article says, “…. a ban on works featuring celebrities who have committed drug and sex crimes.”

        Sounds like it applies to any celeb who ever had been arrested for crimes committed ANYWHERE and not necessarily in China.

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  6. ... says:

    Isn’t banning the films a bit too much?

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Well this is China,so why should any of us be shocked?

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      • tvbfanatic replied:

        Essentially, this.

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  7. J.C. says:

    People make choices in life and they have to face the consequences. Nobody was their pointing a gun at you asking to you do this and that, so you make a choice you walk down that path. Not too worried at Jackie Chan’s son, his father will always be there to back him up… (rolls eyes)

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  8. J. H. says:

    I’m wondering are they going to ban his work in China and Hong Kong forever or just for certain period of time. ?? Hopefully this will send a STRONG/BIG message to those celebrities who are doing drugs. They should think about their reputations and pockets.

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  9. Theresa says:

    This action could be harsh but it does send a very clear message to everyone – stay away from drugs.

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  10. Larry 3 says:

    Red China, what a joke. Smoking Chairman Mao cigarettes is worse then smoking a joint.

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  11. zeeke says:

    That’s so extra. I don’t think they realize that other people put their hard work into those films, and to have it all scraped because of one persons careless errors is ridiculous. I don’t condone him doing something illegal, but this is definitely overboard lol. As expected of China though, so whatever.

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    • msxie replied:

      The rules are even harsher in some other countries. Japan is quite tough on entertainers who got caught with drugs.

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  12. oz-dude says:

    so funny to think that china is full of people who are smoking. china just likes to ban anything and control anything. anyway, is good too as drugs are doing no good for anyone.

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  13. calm says:

    what about jaycee? no news on him?

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