Keanu Reeves is Blacklisted in China
Best known for his career-defining role in The Matrix, Keanu Reeves enjoys international success as an actor. However, the 57-year-old actor is allegedly blacklisted from China’s streaming platforms due to his participation in and support of the Tibet House Benefit Concert event earlier this year.
Reportedly, Keanu’s involvement in the charity event was seen as support for Tibet, which is a politically sensitive region due to its history of claiming independence from China. Soon after Keanu’s involvement was announced, Chinese nationalists took to social media to protest his participation.
According to media reports, several major Chinese streaming platforms, such as iQiyi, Bilibili, and Xiqua Video, have removed his movies. Keanu’s upcoming movie John Wick 4, which also stars Donnie Yen (甄子丹), may be implicated and unable to release in China.
This would not be the first time that China has banned entertainers due to alleged affiliation with Tibet. In 2016, for example, China banned Lady Gaga after she met with the Dalai Lama to discuss and explore yoga. Brad Pitt was also banned after filming the 1997 movie, Seven Years in Tibet, in which he stars as Heinrich Harrer, one of the 14th Dalai Lama’s tutors.
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.
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Lol, china needs to F off tbqh. Leave Tibet alone and stop with this toxic cancel culture! Keanu is a good man, if his whole life didn’t speak a good decent man, idk what is! You can cancel your own disgusting artists like Kris Wu, but stop trying to govern ppl’s believe and rights elsewhere >_>
You can’t tell nationalist that they can’t govern other people belief; their ideology is the absolute and everyone needs to follow. LOL
Cancel culture is becoming toxic when it should be used accordingly, not with whatever tick people off. There’s always someone that came along and ruin something that should be good.
Haha yes!!! Totally agree with you @littlefish…wonder if Keanu asked Donnie what he thought about china…
Keanu doesn’t need China such a well established actor already… China viewers needs he movies, I bet the majority will just pirate the movie as usual typical China ways of doing business LOL
Yes, Keanu is an established actor and a household name. However, he—along with Nicholas Cage—still need a lot of improvement.
Lol… Like he cares…
LOL…..i dont think KR gives a rat ass what about what china thinks however Donny Yen is a different story
China has longer list of blacklisted stars than active stars.
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