Who knew that Winnie the Pooh could be so controversial? All traces of the animated honey loving bear have been scrubbed from Chinese social media.
China is known to censor its country’s social media content. Winnie the Pooh got the boot because Chinese President Xi Jinping has been compared to the lovable bear.
— Financial Times (@FT) July 16, 2017
— The Liddell Group (@TheLiddellGroup) July 17, 2017
In honor of Winnie the Pooh, here are the best memes of the internet’s new favorite bear.
The most iconic Pooh meme is the dancing Winnie the Pooh.
Me: I can't wait to have a good nights sleep
My brain at 3am https://t.co/Amq3pLffO5
— Jack (@J4CKMULL) January 29, 2017
The IRL Winnie the Pooh.
this is winnie the pooh now. feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/V26S6C9khW
— 𝘋𝘈𝘙𝘊𝘐𝘌 𝘞𝘐𝘓𝘋𝘌𝘙 (@333333333433333) July 9, 2017
This face mask has caused nightmares.
It’s cute when Pooh comes to life in the TV show, but not cute in real life.
LMFAOOOOOO this was me with my tigger and pooh stuffies. Y'all bitches bet not move or y'all getting thrown out. pic.twitter.com/2AgZvKjpwj
— Drebae💎 (@Drebae_) July 13, 2017
There’s an entire K-Pop Twitter dedicated to comparing stars to the bear.
— 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐀𝐬𝐈𝐒𝐚𝐲 (@ACTASISAY) July 16, 2017
Never forget when Pooh inspired a bear IRL.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 10, 2017
A just Pooh in general.
Winnie the Pooh is everything pic.twitter.com/LX2SJv2zmT
— Teala Dunn (@TTLYTEALA) July 10, 2017
China may think you’re a threat but the rest of the Internet still loves you, Pooh! Never change.