China Trims the Chow Yun-Fat

June 15, 2007

A typical Chinese man.

Always eager to show off their knack for censorship, Chinese officials have reportedly cut Chow Yun-Fat's Pirates of the Caribbean screen time in half after finding our caricature of a Chinese man far less entertaining than we do. A Chinese magazine said that the captain's bald head, facial scarring, and long beard and fingernails are typical of Hollywood's demonizing of the people. Strangely, scenes with Lo Hung, the buck-toothed bespectacled dry cleaner of the ship, and Xi Chan, the karate-chopping math expert, along with several references to a dropped silverware naming policy were left in the film. Officials noted in a hysterical accent, "It's funny because it's true!"


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